A 13-year-old Christian home-schooler from Minnesota has won the 2005 National Geographic Bee in Washington, DC. Nathaniel Cornelius topped young people from across the nation to win a $25,000 college scholarship. It was Cornelius’ third straight trip to the national event. He also represented Minnesota in the 2003 and 2004 National Geographic Bees. Cornelius and his family belong to the Marshall Area Christian Home Educators Association. Besides being an expert in geography, Cornelius plays piano and classical guitar and enjoys photography.
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