William J. Johnston Middle School eighth grade student, Andrew Smith won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 17, 2017. This is the second time Andrew won the school-level Bee. In 2015, when he was in sixth grade, he won the bee.
Andrew will compete in the next level of competition, an online examination to determine state competitors. The state Geography Bee will be held on March 31st at Central Connecticut State University, and will host the top 100 school winners in Connecticut.