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Colleyville Teen Wins National Geographic Bee

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Colleyville teenager Tine Valencic won the 2011 National Geographic Bee on May 25, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: National Geographic via YouTube)

Colleyville teenager Tine Valencic won the 2011 National Geographic Bee on May 25, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: National Geographic via YouTube)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A 13-year-old boy from Texas has won the National Geographic Bee in Washington.

Tine Valencic of Colleyville beat out nine other finalists to win the final round of the bee. He will receive a $25,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The 10 finalists competed Wednesday in the final round of the bee, which was hosted by Alex Trebek of the “Jeopardy!” game show. Nilai Sarda, an 11-year-old boy from Georgia came in second. Stefan Petrovic, a 13-year-old boy from Kansas, came in third.

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