2003 National Geographic Bee

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VIDEO ONLINE: 2003 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE FINALS WITH ALEX TREBEK
Wednesday, May 21
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On May 21, 2003, ten finalists squared off against each other in the contest, vying for the top prize of a U.S. $25,000 college scholarship. Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, moderated.

James Williams, a homeschooled 14-year-old 8th grader from Vancouver, Washington, won the bee (read the full story).

Second place went to Dallas Simons, of Nashville, Tennessee, while third was taken by Sean Rao from near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The final question was "Goa, a state in southwestern India, was a possession of which country until 1961?" Williams correctly answered, "Portugal."

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