The National Geographic Society geography bee was Jan. 16 at Alston Middle School. Social studies teachers submitted their classroom winners. Those students took a qualifying test and the top 10 scorers were in the school final. The winner, Brandon Muckenfuss, took a qualifying exam to participate in the state bee. His results are not known yet. From left, second place – seventh grader Jackson Pell; first place – eighth grader Brandon Muckenfuss; and third place – seventh grader Joey Perrigo.