Texas 8th grader wins 2019 National Geographic Bee

"A huge congratulations to Canyon Ridge MS 8th-grader Nihar Janga, champion of the 2019 National Geographic Bee!" (Leander ISD)

Nihar Janga, of Leander, is the champion of the 2019 National Geographic Bee! Nihar competed against students in grades 4th through 8th from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States.

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. 

Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at the Canyon Ridge Middle School of Leander ISD, represented Texas and competed against 53 other GeoBee state champions. The National Geographic GeoBee is a competition for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).

This isn't Nihar's first time as a champion.

In 2016, Nihar became the youngest winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.