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Twelve-year-old Rishi Nair of Florida gave the correct answer to that final-round final question, becoming the winner of the 2016 National Geographic Bee, a title that comes with a $50,000 college scholarship, a trip to Alaska, and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.
Saketh Jonnalagadda, 14, Massachusetts’ champion, came in second, winning a $25,000 scholarship.
An earlier round narrowed the field from the state-level champs. Tie-breaking questions included: The Paraguay River flows into which other river near the city of Corrientes? The answer: Paraná River.
Journalist and writer Mo Rocca served as contest moderator.
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