Seventh grader Nick Welden placed first in the recent Liberty Park Middle School Geography Bee.
Greg Jeane, a retired geography professor from Samford University, was the contest officiator.
All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at LPMS took a qualifier test. The 25 students with the highest scores participated in the school-wide bee.
As the school winner, Welden will take a test that may qualify him for the Alabama State Geography Bee. Only the top 75 school winners make it to the state event.
State winners will participate in the National Bee in Washington, D.C. The overall winner will receive a $25,000 scholarship plus a trip with National Geographic and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek to the Galapagos Islands.