As our commenter, Lyndi, pointed out – Nikhil Desai is actually a resident of Fremont, California, not New Jersey! He attends Challenger School in Newark, California – not Newark, New Jersey. This information was confirmed by the public relations company that sent me the information. The public relations company sent me: “Sincere apologies that was an oversight on my part. Nikhil Desai is from California and not New Jersey (he goes to school in Newark and that threw me off).”
Hey, that’s understandable – no worries! They also sent along the following information.
But just as an FYI – First place went to Akshay Rajagopal, an 11-year-old 6th grader from Lincoln, Nebraska. He won a $25,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society. The runners up included:
* 2nd place, Heather Bledsoe, age 13, Trussville, Alabama, winner of a $15,000 college scholarship
* 3rd place, William Lee, age 13, Woburn, Massachusetts, winner of a $10,000 college scholarship
Additionally, you may watch the final questions of the National Geography Bee by clicking here. Enjoy!