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Middle School Sixth-Grader Named National Geographic Bee Semifinalist

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. 

Small Change Makes A Big Difference

Small Change Makes A Big Difference
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West Hempstead Middle School recently held a Pennies for Patients fundraiser, collecting more than $2,900 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The two-week fundraiser asked students in grades 6-8 to donate spare change during their homeroom periods. The students created their own collection boxes to accept donations from friends, families and neighbors, as well.

At the end of each day, the students sent their donations to the main office of the school, which ultimately sent a grand total of $2,906 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to assist in finding cures and improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Inspired by the sizeable donation, the Pennies for Patients foundation rewarded the largest middle school donors with a bagel breakfast.