A Montana youngster who knew that the Tagus River divides Portugal into two agricultural regions won the sixth annual national geography bee Wednesday and a $25,000 scholarship from the National Geographic Society.
Anders Knospe, 14, of Bozeman, Mont., bested a field of 10 finalists to win the championship. Michael Be-bow, 14, of Metairie, La., guessed incorrectly that the Tagus divides Italy and fell to second place. He received a $15,000 scholarship.Third place went to Jeorse Lund, 14, of Henderson, Nev. He was ousted when he couldn't come up with the Dutch word for land reclaimed by the sea. (It's "polder.") His prize: a $10,000 scholarship.