DIRECTV and Nat Geo Mundo Announce World Explorer Contest Winner

Madison, Alabama teen Madhuri Molleti receives trip of a lifetime


Madhuri Molleti (contest winner)

Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Venketa Molleti, Madhuri Molleti (contest winner), Raju Molleti, Madison City Council President Tommy Overcash

Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Venketa Molleti, Madhuri Molleti (contest winner), Raju Molleti, Madison City Council President Tommy Overcash

DIRECTV and Nat Geo Mundo recently announced the 2017 winner of the Nat Geo Mundo Explorer competition – a unique travel program offering students the opportunity to go into the field with National Geographic photographers, scientists and writers.

The competition was created to provide four deserving students (two from the United States and two from Latin America) the opportunity to embark on a National Geographic Student Expedition of their choice, all expenses paid.

From a pool of competitive U.S. applicants, Madhuri Molleti of Madison was recently honored as one of the two U.S. student winners of the DIRECTV and Nat Geo Mundo World Explorer Contest. Madhuri will travel to Iceland this summer on a fifteen-day expedition, joining other students to explore the subarctic island nation and learn the basics of climate change.

“For two consecutive years, a student from Madison has been afforded this wonderful honor. This is just another opportunity for us to show the world what we already know,” said Madison Mayor Paul Finley. “The City of Madison produces some of the most impressive students in the world. Madison is proud of Madhurri and her accomplishments and delighted she has this incredible opportunity through DIRECTV and Nat Geo Mundo.”

Madhurri, an AP student and member of the National Honor Society at James Clemens High School, plans to apply her leadership skills and enthusiasm to her on-assignment project and to use this experience as the ultimate catalyst for growth.

“DIRECTV and AT&T are proud to support programs that empower students and provide unique learning opportunities,” said Dave Hargrove, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs. “It’s exciting to play a part in offering students like Madhurri a chance to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we look forward to learning about her adventures later this summer.”

Alabama is proud to be home to three U.S. Nat Geo winners in two years, two of which are from Madison.

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