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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. 

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.

West Hempstead MS Inducts Its Largest NJHS Chapter In School History

West Hempstead MS Inducts Its Largest NJHS Chapter In School History

The West Hempstead Middle School National Junior Honor Society inducted 68 members on Jan. 27. The largest cohort since 2009.

Teachers, staff and family members gathered in the middle school cafeteria for an induction ceremony of nine eighth-graders and 59 seventh-graders. To become a members of the NJHS, students must maintain High Honor Roll status, which requires an average of 90 or above, for five consecutive quarters. They must also receive a recommendation from four of their teachers and write an essay that explains why they should be inducted into the society.

“I have been the advisor for the National Junior Honor Society since 2009, and this is the largest number of inductees we’ve had since my tenure,” said English teacher Suzanne Parker-Hall. “These students demonstrate the characteristics and ambitions of lifelong learners and enlightened citizens.”

West Hempstead MS Students Compete in Geography Bee

West Hempstead MS Students Compete in Geography Bee

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.