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Palm Harbor Middle student wins National Geographic Bee

Aadith Moorthy Aadith Moorthy, an eighth-grader at Palm Harbor Middle School in Pinellas County, won the 2010 National Geographic Bee on Wednesday morning, beating students from around the country.

He won a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galápagos Islands. Read more here.

Here's the winning question: The largest city in northern Haiti was renamed following Haiti’s independence from France. What is the present-day name of this city?

The answer: Cap-Haïtien.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07am]

    

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