Rahul Nagvekar, an 8th grade student at Quail Valley Middle School’s GT Academy, won the Texas State Geography Bee and will now advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C., in May.
As a sixth-grader Rahul placed 3rd in the competition and then placed 2nd as a seventh-grader. He has been coached each year by his father and two GT Academy teachers and Geography Club sponsors, Lawrence Anderson and Lisa Dennis-Francis.
Rahul also loves math and science and is captain of the GT Academy’s Science Bowl team. He’s traveling to Washington, D.C., in April to participate in the National Science Bowl as a result of his team winning the state competition.