Florida 6th-grader wins National Geographic Bee Associated Press 05/25/2016 Our Fun A Florida sixth-grader has won the 2016 National Geographic Bee. Twelve-year-old Rishi Nair of Seffner, Florida, won the top honors Wednesday at the 28th annual Bee in Washington. Nair clinched the win by correctly answering “Galapagos Islands” to the question: “A new marine sanctuary will protect sharks and other wildlife around Isla Wolf in which archipelago in the Pacific Ocean?” Nair gets a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society Second-place was 14-year-old Saketh Jonnalagadda of Westford, Massachusetts. Third place went to 12-year-old Kapil Nathan of Hoover, Alabama. The bee has been taped and the final round will be broadcast on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD at 8 p.m. Friday. Republished with permission of the Associated Press. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.