Felix Peng, 13, of Guilford, Connecticut, is this years National Geographic Bee
champion. Second place went to 12-year-old George Thampy, of St. Louis,
Missouri, and in third place was Jonathan Janus, 13, of Ravenel, South Carolina.
Felix is in the 8th grade at Elisabeth Adams Middle School in Guilford. This was
his second trip to the National Geographic Bee finals as he was also the
Connecticut state champion in 1999. His interest in geography began when his
parents showed him their birthplace, Taiwan, on a globe. He plays the cello and
is a member of the Junior National Honor Society.