West Hempstead MS Students Compete in Geography Bee

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Twelve West Hempstead Middle School students in grades 6-8 competed in the school’s geography bee on Jan. 25, resulting in sixth-grader Mouhammad Seck as the winner.

Prior to the competition, every Social Studies class held its own bee to determine four finalists from each grade to participate at the building level.

Officiated by seventh-grade Social Studies teacher Dean Bourazeris, the finalists gathered in the cafeteria to answer questions covering multiple facets of U.S. and world geography.

Mouhammad will join students from across the country in taking an online written test as part of the next round of the 29th annual National Geographic Bee. The top 100 scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state bee. The state winners will advance to the national championship rounds in Washington, D.C., where they will have the chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship.

The district wishes Mouhammad much success as he continues in the competition.