“Caitlin Snaring, 14, of Redmond, won the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., today, an official with National Geographic News said.

Caitlin was the only girl among the 10 finalists and is only the second female champion in the 19-year history of the bee.

Caitlin is a home-schooled eighth-grader who made her second appearance in the geography bee. Last year, she missed only one question – about a specific type of storm cloud – and was knocked out.”

Disclaimer: As a young girl in Texas I too participated in the National Geography Bee. I think it was the first one.