Know What Chimborazo Is? Sathwik Karnik Does

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2013)--Sathwik Karnik, 12, of Plainville, Mass., won the 2013 National Geographic Bee by correctly identifying Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point from the Earth's center.

Conrad Oberhaus, 13, of Lincolnshire, Ill., finished second.

Sathwik led throughout the final round of the 25th annual geography bee and was the last contestant to get a question wrong.

He won a $25,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

Sathwik's older brother, Karthik, made the finals in 2011 and 2012, finishing 5th and 6th.

Karthik said he's thrilled that his brother was able to finish what he started.


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