Morgantown Student Wins 2012 West Virginia Geographic Bee

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 29 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – Andrew Christy, a 6th grader from St. Francis Central Catholic School in Morgantown, is the first place winner in the 2012 West Virginia Geographic Bee. The event was held Friday, March 30 at Concord University.

Christy will represent West Virginia in the national competition in Washington, D.C. May 22-24, 2012. The winner of that contest will be the National Geographic Bee Champion.

A field of approximately 80 4th through 8th graders from across the Mountain State competed. Second place winner is Benjamin Bradley, an 8th grader representing Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston. Third place went to Zane Lewis, an 8th grader from Horace Mann Middle School in Charleston.

While youngsters were competing at Concord, other students in grades four through eight participated in state bees across the United States and U.S. territories the same day.

Organized by the National Geographic Society, this year’s Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google Inc. At the state level, the Bee is also sponsored by Plum Creek.

Visit for additional information on the National Geographic Bee.

(See two photos attached below.)

FIRST PLACE – Andrew Christy, St. Francis Central Catholic School, Morgantown, W.Va., 6th grade


From left: Third Place, Zane Lewis; Second Place, Benjamin Bradley; First Place, Andrew Christy