East Meadow Eighth-Grader Advances to National Geographic Bee State Competition

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Mitchell Goldberg, an eighth-grader at Woodland Middle School 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, Mitchell took the online written qualifying test, earning a spot among the top 100 scorers in the state. 

Should he become the state champion, Mitchell 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.

“This has always been a dream of mine,” said Mitchell. “I study every day and am so happy to be given this opportunity to explore my passion for geography.”  

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