John Mahoney is a 13-year-old 7th grader at Stillwell Junior High School in West Des Moines. He scored in the top 5% in the national American Math Contest. He enjoys hunting and sports, especially football. The best place he's been is Cape Canaveral; he learned about the space program.John will be competing at the National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, D.C. Watch on the National Geographic Channel Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The finals will be broadcast later on public television stations. Check local listings.
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