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Spreadsheets and determination lead to Geographic Bee win

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone -- it's English; he answered French -- and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for this year's bee that same day.

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