Middle School Sixth-Grader Named National Geographic Bee Semifinalist

West Hempstead Middle School sixth-grader Mouhammad Seck has been named a National Geographic Bee semifinalist and will compete in the New York State Geographic Bee 2017 in Albany on March 31.

After winning his school’s geography bee in January, Mouhammad took the online written qualifying test, earning a spot among the top 100 scorers in New York State.

Should he become the state champion, Mouhammad will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, and qualify to compete in the National Geographic Bee Championship, to be held in Washington D.C., May 15-17.

The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, $500 cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine and an all-expenses-paid expedition to the Galapagos Islands.

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