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Aurora 7th Grader Finalist In National Geographic Bee

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Pranit Nanda (credit: aurorak12.org)

Pranit Nanda (credit: aurorak12.org)

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A 7th grader from Aurora will represent Colorado is the final round of the National Geographic Bee.

Pranit Nanda was one of 10 students from across the country named a finalist in the competition in Washington, D.C. on Monday. The 13-year-old attends Aurora Quest K-8 School.

The finals will be held Wednesday and hosted by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

The winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

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