Aurora 7th grader Pranit Nanda is finalist in National Geographic Bee

AURORA, Colo. - A seventh-grader from Aurora is representing Colorado in the final round of the National Geographic Bee.

Pranit Nanda is one of 10 students from across the country competing in Wednesday's finals in Washington, D.C. 

The 13-year-old attends Aurora Quest K-8 School and is competing for prizes including a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Nanda represented Colorado at the 2012 National Geographic Bee. He's captain of his school Mathcounts team and a three-time winner of the President's Award for Academic Excellence. He likes reading and watching game shows.

The competition is being moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and will be broadcast Thursday on the National Geographic Channel.

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