Allison Brehm, an eighth-grader at Platteville Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee Thursday and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.
The school bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the second round in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee.
Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2015 Bee.
The school champions, including Brehm, will take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 27.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 11–13. The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.