Mars Area seventh-grader Cole Winstead earned first place in the 2017-2018 Mars Area Geography Bee Final Round Qualifier, held Dec. 20 at Mars Area Centennial School.
Eighth-grader Christopher Dvorak took second and seventh-grader Charlie Stoops received third place.
Other participants were eighth-graders Audrey Milk, Edward Page, Gillian Porter and Alexa Raabe; seventh-graders Evan Peaco, Samuel Schultz, John Sutton and Armando Vargo; and sixth-grader Jennifer Morrison.
Winstead will now complete a written exam that will be mailed to the Pennsylvania State Geography Bee, which will notify him as to whether he has qualified for the state contest on Friday, April 6. The state winner will advance to the National Geography Bee competition, to be held May 20-23 at The National Geographic Society headquarters (Washington, D.C.).
For details, visit www.nationalgeographic.org/bee.