Texan Wins National Geography Bee

Texan wins with answer of Regensburg

By Brett Zongker
|  Thursday, May 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:53 PM CDT
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Texan Wins National Geography Bee

Rahul Nagvekar won a $25,000 scholarship in the contest.

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A first-time National Geographic Bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington.

Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Sugar Land, will receive a $25,000 scholarship for his win Thursday.

Rahul won by correctly naming Regensburg as the Bavarian city located on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806.

Thirteen-year-old Vansh Jain, of Minocqua, Wis., came in second, and will take home a $15,000 scholarship. The third-place winner, 13-year-old Varun Mahadevan of Fremont, Calif., wins a $10,000 scholarship.

The competition began with about 4 million students in schools across the country this year.

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek hosted the finals, which were televised on the National Geographic Channel.

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