On Thursday evening, February 2nd the Big Rapids Middle School held the National Geography Bee. On Thursday night, the top 3 finishers from each grade competed against each other in a final event. The winner of this event was Nathan Lebel. The runner - up was Clay Oosterhouse, and coming in third was Alek Lipar . Nathan will go on to represent BRMS in a state qualifying test. If he places high enough, he'll attend the State Championship event Western Michigan University.