First round of the 2012  National Geographic Bee

Students participate in the first round of the 2012 National Geographic Bee.

Photograph by Rebecca Hale

ALABAMA

Christopher Lough, 7th Grade, Prattville Christian Academy, Prattville

ALASKA

Kenny Petrini, 8th Grade, Central Middle School of Science, Anchorage

ARIZONA

Cameron Danesh, 6th Grade, Mountainside Middle School, Scottsdale

ARKANSAS

Christian Boekhout, 7th Grade, Hot Springs Intermediate School, Hot Springs

ATLANTIC TERRITORIES

Leonides Diaz, 7th Grade, St. John’s School, San Juan

CALIFORNIA

Tuvya Bergson-Michelson, 6th Grade, Nueva School, Hillsborough

COLORADO

Pranit Nanda, 7th Grade, Aurora Quest K-8 School, Aurora

CONNECTICUT

Michael Borecki, 8th Grade, Middlesex Middle School, Darien

DELAWARE

Kevin M. Orzada, 8th Grade, The Independence School, Newark

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS

Patrick Lewallen, 7th Grade, Ryukyu Middle School, Okinawa

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Lars Nordquist, 5th Grade, St. Albans School

FLORIDA

Walker Miller, 7th Grade, James Weldon Johnson Middle School, Jacksonville

GEORGIA

Sanjeev Uppalari, 5th Grade, Fulton Sunshine Academy, Roswell

HAWAII

Andrew Anderton, 8th Grade, Island School, Lihue

IDAHO

Amrit Singh, 7th Grade, Grangeville Elementary/Middle School, Grangeville

ILLINOIS

Conrad Oberhaus, 7th Grade, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire

INDIANA

Sean Ives, 7th Grade, Trinity Lutheran School, Crown Point

IOWA

Jonathon Grunenwald, 8th Grade, Ames Homeschool Assistance Program, Ames

KANSAS

Praneeta Nalluri, 6th Grade, Overland Trail Middle School, Overland Park

KENTUCKY

Hunter Watkins, 8th Grade, Calloway, Marshall, & McCracken Cty Homeschoolers, Farmington

LOUISIANA

Cécile Girard, 7th Grade, Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School, Lake Charles

MAINE

Archer Thomas, 8th Grade, Bonny Eagle Middle School, Buxton

MARYLAND

Abhinav Karthikeyan, 4th Grade, Clearspring Elementary School, Damascus

MASSACHUSETTS

Sathwik Karnik, 7th Grade, King Philip Regional Middle School, Norfolk

MICHIGAN

Neha Middela, 6th Grade, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills

MINNESOTA

Alexander Conrad, 7th Grade, Valley View Middle School, Edina

MISSISSIPPI

Jun Chen, 8th Grade, Margaret Green Junior High School, Cleveland

MISSOURI

Aviral Misra, 5th Grade, Academy Montessori Internationale, Kansas City

MONTANA

Grace Rembert, 5th Grade, Morning Star Elementary, Bozeman

NEBRASKA

Theodore Jansen, 5th Grade, Paddock Road Elementary, Omaha

NEVADA

Nick Vazeen, 8th Grade, Challenger School – Summerlin Campus, Las Vegas

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Neelam Sandhu, 8th Grade, Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, Bedford

NEW JERSEY

William DiGrande, 8th Grade, Warren Middle School, Warren

NEW MEXICO

Huy Tran, 7th Grade, Albuquerque Academy,  Albuquerque

NEW YORK

Gabriel Straus, 7th Grade, Collegiate School for Boys, New York

NORTH CAROLINA

Matthew Janson, 8th Grade, Randolph Middle School, Charlotte

NORTH DAKOTA

Luke Bowman, 8th Grade, Jamestown Area Homeschoolers, Jamestown

OHIO

Kyle Yu, 7th Grade, Lee Burneson Middle School, Westlake

OKLAHOMA

Matthew Armor, 8th Grade, Whittier Middle School, Norman

OREGON

Harish Palani, 7th Grade, Stoller Middle School, Portland

PACIFIC TERRITORIES

Jacob Augelli, 7th Grade, Cmd. William C. McCool Elem/Middle, Guam

PENNSYLVANIA

Sai Vaddadi, 8th Grade, Eagle View Middle School, Mechanicsburg

RHODE ISLAND

Jacob Polatty, 7th Grade, Rhode Island Home Educators, North Kingstown

SOUTH CAROLINA

Krish Patel, 7th Grade, Pinewood Preparatory School, Summerville

SOUTH DAKOTA

Mark Vanderzee, 8th Grade, George S. Mickelson Middle School, Brookings

TENNESSEE

Adithyan Sujithkumar, 7th Grade, Robertsville Middle School, Oak Ridge

TEXAS

Chinmay Murthy, 5th Grade, Paragon Preparatory Middle School, Austin

UTAH

Joshua Nkoy, 8th Grade, Challenger School, Sandy

VERMONT

Tyler Jager, 7th Grade, Manchester Elementary/Middle School, Manchester Center

VIRGINIA

Akhil Rekulapelli, 7th Grade, Stone Hill Middle School, Ashburn

WASHINGTON

Owen Benda, 7th Grade, Open Window School, Bellevue

WEST VIRGINIA

Andrew Christy, 7th Grade, St. Francis Central Catholic School, Morgantown

WISCONSIN

Asha Jain, 7th Grade, MHLT Elementary School, Minocqua

WYOMING

Garrett Means, 8th Grade, Snowy Range Academy, Laramie

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