Lalsinghani had previously won the Houston Regional Citizen Bee on April 27 to qualify for the state competition.
The Citizen Bee is a social studies academic competition sponsored by The State Bar Association of Texas that requires students to show understanding of the United States Constitution, key documents throughout U.S. history, key Supreme Court decisions and current events.
The competition consisted of 65 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in 30 minutes, followed by four rounds in which the students are asked questions at random.
For placing second in the state, Lalsinghani earned a $750 prize.
“I am very proud of the way Guarav represented Cypress Woods High School and the way he represented the Cy-Fair school district at the state Citizen Bee competition in Austin,” said George Villamagna, Cypress Woods AP U.S. History and AP macroeconomics teacher. “Guarav is a self-motivated learner and a pleasure to work with.”