Seffner student wins National Geographic Bee

Posted at 5:22 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 07:20:53-04
A Hillsborough County student has won the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C.
Watch Nair win the competition in the video above
Rishi Nair, 12, a sixth grader at Williams Magnet Middle School sixth in Seffner, correctly answered the final question of the annual geographic competition:
“A new marine sanctuary will protect sharks and other wildlife around Isla Wolf in which archipelago in the Pacific Ocean?”
The answer: Galápagos Islands
"I'd like to thank my mom for [helping me prepare] and for everything she's done since I was born," Nair told National Geographic. "I love you, mom.”
Nair, the 28th annual contest’s second Florida winner, will receive a $50,000 scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geography Society. He also receives an eight-day trip to Southeast Alaska.