Where in the World is Timbuktu? You May Find Out at Concord, February 26!

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 14 2005

Where in the World is Timbuktu? You May Find Out at Concord, February 26!

Athens, W.Va. - The National Geographic Society, the West Virginia Department of Education and Concord University, working through the West Virginia Geographic Alliance announce the fourth annual high school Geography Bowl to be held on Saturday, February 26, 2005, in Marsh Hall at Concord University. The competition begins at 8:30 a.m. in room 320 and ends at 3 p.m.

The following schools will be participating (W.Va.): Harts High, Montcalm High, North Marion High, PikeView High, Princeton High, Riverside High, Shady Spring High, Sissonville High, University Collaborative High, University High, Webster County High, Woodrow Wilson High, and Wyoming County (team is composed of students from both East and West High).

Pocohontas High, Pocahontas, Va., will also be participating.

“Students spend time in class and after school preparing for this competition,” stated Dr. Manzo. “First and foremost, students have fun competing with their fellow students. Secondly, they come to realize that geography can help them understand and solve many of their problems. Each participant receives a t-shirt and glass globe. The first- and second-place teams take trophies back to their schools.”

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Dr. Joe Manzo, 1-304-384-5208 or manzoj@concord.edu.

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