Flat Rock Middle student William Browning took fifth place in the Georgia National Geographic Bee, a competition that drew 100 participants.
William, an eighth-grader, advanced to the state competition based on the score he earned on the qualifying test, which was given earlier in the academic year to students who won their school level geographic bee.
He correctly answered enough questions to make it through eight preliminary rounds. Students with the top 10 scores advance to the finals.
“We are so excited at Flat Rock for William. It was a very tough competition,” said social studies teacher Patty Hall.
The Georgia National Geographic Bee was held March 27 at the Georgia College of Arts and Sciences in Milledgeville.