Two-Time Geography Bee Winner Named At West Hempstead Middle School

Two-Time Geography Bee Winner Named At West Hempstead Middle School photo

Mouhammad Seck, a seventh-grader at West Hempstead Middle School, won his school’s Geography Bee for the second consecutive year on Jan. 29.

Prior to the competition, every social studies class held its own bee to determine four finalists from each grade, six through eight, to participate at the building level. 

Officiated by social studies teachers Dean Bourazeris and Margaret Santarelli, the 12 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 30th 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 congratulates Mouhammad and wishes him much success as he continues in the competition.