Query statement to list primary entry only

I am running a  report which has a similar field break down as in the information listed below.  I was wondering if there is a way to list all the schools and the just the first student of each?

Let us a assume the each student is a member of one school for normalization purposes.

School              students
Happy school      June
            Sally
            Bob

Fun School            Harry
            Billy
            Jane

Sad School            Debra
            Alice
            Jack
            Henry
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dqmqCommented:
Well, you don't say what makes a given student "first" in a school, but if you mean alphabetically, here's one way:


Select School.name, min(StudentName)
from School inner join Student on Student.SchoolID = School.SchoolID
group by School.name
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drumphAuthor Commented:
Found alternate solution
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which is?
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