Kennesaw State University to sponsor High School Invitational Geography Bowl

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 12‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s Department of Geography…

Georgia (Apr 12, 2007) — Kennesaw State University to sponsor High School Invitational Geography Bowl

Jeremy Craig


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 12‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s Department of Geography and Anthropology will host the eighth annual High School Invitational World Geography Bowl Friday‚ April 20‚ featuring teams from high schools in Atlanta‚ as well as Cherokee‚ Cobb and Fulton counties.

The competition‚ started at KSU in 2000‚ seeks to stimulate interest in the study of geography among local high schools in order to counteract negative reports about the geographic knowledge — or lack thereof — of U.S. students‚ compared to their peers in other countries. The bowl is patterned after successful college−level competitions sponsored by the Association of American Geographers and is limited to high school students in the ninth grade who are taking world geography classes.

Participating schools include Cherokee High‚ Grady High‚ Harrison High‚ Hillgrove High‚ Kell High‚ Kennesaw Mountain High‚ Riverwood High‚ Walton High‚ Wheeler High and Woodstock High.

Friday‚ April 20‚ 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The championship rounds will start about 1:30 p.m.

KSU James V. Carmichael Student Center‚ University Rooms A−E.

For more information‚ please contact the writer.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit