Nine students participated in the annual National Geography Bee at Marshwood Middle School on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Eva Hersey, a seventh-grader, won first place with Fiona Williams winning second place and Mary Keene finishing in third place. The school competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures, and physical features. School champions, including Eva, will take an online qualifying test. Then, up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state become eligible to compete in their state GeoBee on March 27th. The winner of the state bee receives an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the national championship where students compete for scholarships and an opportunity to travel with the National Geographic Endeavour II on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands. Good luck to Eva Hersey and congratulations to all of the remarkable students who participated in the MMS school-level bee: Luke Nelson, Ryan Taylor, Jasmine Wendell, Rogan Boisvert, Ethan Waddell, Fiona Williams, Mary Keene, and Oliver Scott.