Eighth grader Andrew Williamson was the winner of the recent 2008 Tisbury School National Geography Bee. He defeated 6th grader (and defending school champion) Barra Peak in the final round. Rayne Bick (7th grade) and Grant Santos (5th) were the other finalists.
The deciding question was: Name the independent country located entirely within the city of Rome. Andrew correctly answered Vatican City. (Holy See also was an acceptable answer.)
Tisbury School social studies teachers John Custer (grades 5-6) and Chris Abbot (7-8) conducted the bee.