National Geographic Bee

Oldfield Middle School eighth-grader Emma Riley took first place in the school’s Geographic Bee.

To qualify for the competition, sixth- through eighth-grade students took a pretest in their social studies classes, with the top 26 scorers moving on to compete in an oral competition. In the final three rounds, Riley and student Sam Phillips went head to head, with Riley eventually claiming the first-place title.

Riley will move on to take a written test to see if she is eligible to compete in the New York State National Geographic Bee on March 27.