January 31, 2013
Wilkes-Barre Academy recently held the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. Billy Weiss, an eighth-grade student, was the winner. Weiss will have the opportunity to advance in the competition and win a $25,000 college scholarship. The National Geography Bee is sponsored by Google. Participants, from left, first row: Thomas Chan, second place, and Weiss. Second row: Alex Jean-Louis, Santo Insalaco, Paul Jason, Craig Berlew, Ian Barchock, Isabella Sobejano and Mark Mangan.