Raleigh boy third in National Geographic Bee

Posted May 20, 2009

— A Raleigh seventh-grader took third place Wednesday in the 2009 National Geographic Bee held in Washington, D.C.

Shantan Krovvidi, 13, attends Ligon Middle School. First and second place went to students from Texas and Oregon, respectively.

The Bee, sponsored by the magazine of the same name, pits students in grades four through eight from schools nationwide. Each school holds a competition to determine a winner, then the top-scoring 100 students in each state compete at the state-level.

State winners go head-to-head in the national finals for scholarships $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000.


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  • Conservative May 20, 2009

    good for him, what school does he go to

    The article says he goes to Ligon Middle School.

    Shantan - that is a great achievement! Congratulations.

  • gandalla May 20, 2009

    good for him, what school does he go to

  • diwanicki May 20, 2009

    Congrads, thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • purplepat777 May 20, 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You should be proud of yourself, as I'm sure your parents are.

  • ilike9 May 20, 2009

    Atta Boy!

  • shortcake53 May 20, 2009

    Way to go kid!!!

  • Skywatch_NC May 20, 2009

    Congratulations Shantan! :D

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  • nggeoteach May 20, 2009

    Truly AWESOME! It's been awhile since NC had student progress this far in National Geographic Bee --- love those geoholics! Thanks go to Steve Pierce and NC Geographic Alliance for all they do for NC and those who support geography education.

  • UNCG07Grad May 20, 2009

    It's so nice to hear good news about youth from our area!