Fourth Annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl

Fourth Annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl

Georgia (Apr 23, 2003) — Fourth Annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl

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Abstract

When:

Friday‚ April 25‚ 9 a.m.−3 p.m.

The championship round will begin at 2 p.m.



Where:

Burruss Building‚ Rooms 151 and 152‚ Kennesaw State University



Who:

Participating schools and school systems:



Cherokee High‚ Woodstock High (Cherokee County Schools)

Grady High (Atlanta Public Schools)

Hiram High (Paulding County Schools)

North Cobb High‚ Pope High‚ Walton High‚ Wheeler High (Cobb County Schools)

Riverwood High (Fulton County Schools)

Sponsors: John Wiley & Sons (geography textbook publishers) and Globular Innovations Inc.‚ developer of Worldwise geography card games



Why:

The competition was developed to stimulate interest in the study of geography among local high schools‚ thus counteracting the negative media reports concerning the geographic knowledge of U.S. students when compared with their counterparts in other countries. The KSU competition is limited to ninth−grade world geography students‚ giving freshmen a chance to represent their schools in an intellectual competition and possibly bring home a trophy for their efforts.



KSU Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Harry Trendell said‚ "We geographers are in the business of expanding horizons and the annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl is an excellent vehicle for that purpose."



The geography bowl is ponsored by Kennesaw State University's Department of Sociology‚ Geography‚ Anthropology and Criminal Justice



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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