• National Geographic Bee winner Rishi Nair, 12*, of Seffner, Fla.
• Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., and Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin
• Intel Science Talent Search first-place-medal winners Amol Punjabi, 17, of Marlborough, Mass.; Paige Brown, 17, of Bangor, Maine; and Maya Varma, 17, of Cupertino, Calif.
*age at time of win