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KOLD CARES: Tucson student wins Arizona Geographic Bee

Arizona Geographic Bee winner Gayatri Kaimal and KOLD News 12 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Villegas. (Source: Tucson News Now) Arizona Geographic Bee winner Gayatri Kaimal and KOLD News 12 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Villegas. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

KOLD News 13 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Villegas recently moderated 2018 Arizona Geographic Bee at the Tucson Convention Center.

Gayatri Kaimal, an eighth grader at Basis Tucson North, won and will represent the state in the national competition in Washington, D.C.

The National Geographic Bee Championship is May 20-23. Students will compete for a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The second-place finisher will receive a $25,000 scholarship and third place will win a $10,000 scholarship.

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