WHO, I ask, does not love geography?
Our students certainly do (and our students are, of course, The Students of the World):
Or, in this competition, the students of 15 local high schools who competed in Oxnard College’s Geo Bowl, organized by Prof. Chris Mainzer.
Please see the Star Free Press article for great pictures and more details. I’m going to spoil it a little. Here are the winners:
The final results:
1ST PLACE: Jake Perl Newbury Park High received $400.00 cash certificate*
2ND PLACE: Alexander Paul Camarillo High received $300.00 cash certificate
3RD PLACE: Brendon Miles St. Bonaventure High received $200.00 cash certificate
4TH PLACE: Scott Anderson Rio Mesa High received $100.00 cash certificate
*Cash certificates were donated by “maps.com” for purchase of geography supplies for each winning high school
1ST PLACE: NEWBURY PARK HIGH (Team 1)
2ND PLACE: ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH (Team 1)
3RD PLACE: VENTURA HIGH (Team 2)
4TH PLACE: CAMARILLO HIGH (Team 1)
5TH PLACE: RIO MESA HIGH (Team 1)
GO RIO MESA! I mean, isn’t it great that Ventura High – one of our county’s oldest high schools placed third? And is it really any surprise that Saint Bonny (as we affectionately call it) and Newbury Park High were neck-in-neck? (Well, yes, it is something of a surprise and that’s why it’s so much fun).
Thanks to all who participated and made this annual and enduring event so much fun.