The Signal Mountain Middle School Geography Bee was held on Wednesday.
Sixth grader William McPherson won. The runner up was Luke Chamberlain, followed by Weston Livingood, Nicholas Barrett, Mason Howell, Oliver Bradley-Shoup, Logan Dapp, Gavin McGowan, and Grant Sutterfield, and Yuji Steele.
Students took a qualifying test to become the 30 contestants able to compete although only 27 students were in attendance for the actual bee.
There were seven preliminary rounds to condense down to 10 students and then down to the final two students and the championship round.
The school winner William will take an online qualifying test for the State Bee which will be on April 6, 2018.