The event is designed to encourage the teaching and study of geography. There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national.
The school-level Bee at North Clay Middle School was won by Pierce Ross, and second place was Aimy Nguyen, both 7th-grade students.
Ross will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors.
All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship, at the national competition May 25-26, in Washington, D.C.