UPDATED: NC Teen Finishes National Geography Bee In Third Place

The results are in, and a North Carolina teen finished third Wednesday in the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C.

Shantan Krovvidi is 13 and from Raleigh.

First place went to a student from Texas, while a teenager from Oregon took second.

The winning question was: "Timis County shares its name with a tributary of the Danube and is located in the western part of which European country?"

The answer? Romania.

Tuesday was the preliminary round of the 21st annual National Geographic Bee held in Washington D.C.

A Raleigh teen is among the ten finalists. The ten advanced out of a field of 55 state-level competitors.

The first round of the bee will be held Wednesday.

First prize is a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galápagos Islands with Bee moderator and “Jeopardy!” quiz show host Alex Trebek.

National Geographic puts on the bee to encourage the teaching and study of geography.

Shantan Krovvidi is the North Carolina teen. He is 13 and attends Ligon Middle School in Raleigh. He hopes to be a doctor, working for "Doctors Without Borders."

We'll keep you posted on his progress in the bee!

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