The teen won the Bee Wednesday in Washington.
Wired PR News – A 13 year-old from Texas has won the National Geography Bee. As reported by CBS 11 News, Eric Yang won the national competition on Wednesday in Washington. The teen from The Colony was awarded a college scholarship for $25,000.
As noted in the report, the competition was hosted by Alex Trebek, who is most recognized for hosting the television game show “Jeopardy.” Students from across the country were present at the finals including those who represented Florida, Illinois, Utah, Michigan, and North Carolina.
As further noted by CBS 11, early on in the competition, a student from each state and territory in the United States, as well as one from a military family were competing together. When surveyed about individuals whom they admire, the current president was on the list, and several reportedly expressed aspirations to go into politics.
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