Indian-American Akhil Rekulapelli clinches National Geographic Bee Championship

Akhil Rekulapelli (13), an Indian American student from Virginia, has bagged the prestigious National Geographic Bee Championship that includes a $50,000 college scholarship. Rekulapelli beat fellow Indian American Ameya Mujumdar in the final round of the contest held in Washington. His triumph as the national Geographic Bee champion continues a series of Bee dominance exhibited by Indian American students, who have also regularly topped the Scripps National Spelling Bee in recent years, too.



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