Maya Patel is a 14-year-old 8th grader at Liberty Middle School in Tampa. She's a member of the National Junior Honor Society and vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America club. She enjoys travel, listening to Bollywood music, exercising, cooking and scrapbooking. She hopes to become Secretary of State.Maya will be competing at the National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, D.C. Watch on the National Geographic Channel Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The finals will be broadcast later on public television stations. Check local listings.
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