Local Student To Compete In National Geographic Bee

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A fifth-grade student from Roswell will represent Georgia at the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., where $50,000 in scholarship money will be up for grabs.

Sanjeev Uppaluri, a student at Fulton Sunshine Academy, is one of 54 contestants who will compete in the geography bee at the National Theater. Organizers say the field has been narrowed down from more than 5 million contestants and the winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galápagos islands. The runner up will receive a $15,000 scholarship and the third place finisher will be given a $10,000 scholarship.

The preliminary round of competition is set for May 20 and the final round is being moderated by “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

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