Eight-grader, Nigerian-American, Ansel Ahabue will represent Georgia at the 26th Annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., May 19-21. The top 10 finalist will compete in the May 21 final round, moderated by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and taped to air on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD at 7 p.m. May 22, and later on public television.
Ansel brought onlookers to tears, when he surprisingly & boldly asked to speak when he was awarded The National 2014 ALL- STAR AWARD at Trickum Middle School in Lilburn, where he passionately dedicated his 2014 All Star Win to the Nigerian missing girls (#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS).
According to his mother, Blessing Ituah- Ahabue, Ansel stressed the fact that all kids regardless of where they are born deserve a good education, “I am sure that the people of Nigeria appreciates you as well” we appreciate you, Ansel, you made us proud! said One of the officials.
On behalf of AfriQtalk, we wish you the best in D.C. You make Nigeria Proud Ansel.