14yearold wins geography bee after successful challenge

first_imgKaran is from Edison, New Jersey.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 0 Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Karan Menon of New Jersey, right, is greeted on stage by his parents Rakesh, left, and Manisha, center, after he won the National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Karan Menon (KAH-run MEN-uhn) used a perfect championship round and a well-timed challenge to a question he was initially told he got wrong to win the National Geographic Bee.Taking deep breaths and meditating to relax, Karan showed impressive recall of maps of the United States and the world to become the 27th champion of the bee Wednesday.He would have been eliminated in fourth place if he hadn’t raised his hand and argued that he’d actually gotten a question right. The question: “The Mesabi Range contains a large deposit of what metal-bearing mineral?” The answer was iron ore. Karan answered “Taconite,” a form of iron ore. After conferring for about five minutes, the judges gave him credit for the right answer. Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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