Hunter Bledsoe places second

05.21.2008 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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While he didn’t win – Hunter Bledsoe did place second! Considering that more than 55 million students participate in the National Geographic Bee each year, that is certainly an accomplishment.

Bledsoe, a 13 year-old from Trussville, AL, earns a $15,000 college scholarship for his performance at today’s 20th annual Geographic Bee earlier today.

So what question did Akshay Rajagopal of Lincoln, Nebraska win with?

The urban area of Cochabamba has been in the news in recent years due to protests over the privatization of the municipal water supply and regional autonomy issues. Cochabamba is the third largest conurbation in what country?

The answer was Bolivia.

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