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Loudoun County Teen Wins U.S. Geography Bee

Loudoun County Teen Wins U.S. Geography Bee

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An eighth-grader from Loudoun County has won the National Geographic Bee. Akhil Rekulapelli of Sterling hed a fourth-place finish in 2013. This year, the 14-year-old answered all three questions right in a one-on-one showdown with the youngest of the 10 finalists, an 11-year-old from Florida. The decisive question: What African country is building a new capital called Oyala in the rain forest, 65 miles east of the current capital, Bala? The answer: Equatorial Guinea. The boy receives a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands with his family, and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.
Akhil aspires to become a surgeon, and calls the victory his greatest accomplishment so far.

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