Third annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl

Third annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl

Georgia (Apr 16, 2002) — Third annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl




Friday‚ April 19

9 a.m. − 3 p.m.

The championship round will begin at 2 p.m.


Burruss Building‚ Rooms 152 and 105

Kennesaw State University


Participating schools:

Cherokee High and Woodstock High − Cherokee County Schools

Grady High − Atlanta Public Schools

Hiram High − Paulding County Schools

Harrison High‚ North Cobb High‚ Pope High‚ Walton High and Wheeler High − Cobb County Schools

North Springs High − Fulton County Schools

Trophies will be awarded for 1st‚ 2nd and 3rd place.


Geographers in the department of sociology‚ geography & anthropology instituted the first High School Invitational World Geography Bowl in spring 2000‚ as a community outreach initiative during KSU's Year of Collaboration. The competition sought to stimulate interest in the study of geography by local high school students to counteract negative media reports focused on the lack of geographic knowledge of U.S. students when compared with students in other countries.

The KSU World Geography Bowl is patterned after successful college−level bowls and is limited to ninth graders in world geography classes.

KSU geographer Garrett Smith notes‚ "The students have a lot of fun and the competition underscores the importance of geography‚ especially in today's world."

Sponsors include: John Wiley & Sons Publishers and Globular Innovations Inc.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit