Arman Joshua Saxena, a 12-year-old seventh grade student at Woodcreek Junior High School in Katy placed fourth at the state level in the Texas National Geographic Bee competition held on March 31, 2017.
The top three performers were all eighth-graders.
Arman plans to be back next year, hopefully representing Texas at the National Geographic Bee competition.
Arman has been fascinated with geography and has been reading maps and atlases since he was 3 years old.
Visit www.natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic Bee.
The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2017 National Geographic Bee Championship, moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca, on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m. EST.
Public television stations will broadcast the final round at a later date. Check your local television listings for the air date and time.
The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll.