Contolini Wins Colorado Geography Bee A Second Time

DENVER (AP) — She’s done it again.

For the second straight year, 13-year-old Isabella Contolini has won the Colorado state finals of the National Geographic Society’s geography bee.

The seventh-grader at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood won Friday by correctly answering that Basra is the principal port in Iraq.

In second place was 11-year-old Pranit Nanda, who is in fifth grade at Aurora Quest K-8 in Aurora.

Fourteen-year-old Felipe Prado of Cimarron Middle School in Parker finished third during the Colorado bee at the University of Denver.

Isabella now heads to Washington, where she will compete with other state and territorial winters for a chance at a $25,000 scholarship.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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