Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, an 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held last week at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The second-place winner was Anoushka Buddhikot an 8th-grader at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Third place went to Riverwatch Middle School 8th-grader Vishal Sareddy of Suwanee, Georgia.

Congratulations to Venkat, Anoushka, and Vishal, and all the students who competed in this year’s #NatGeoBee!

Watch the final round with your students at natgeobee.org.