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Geo Challenge Results!

WHO, I ask, does not love geography?

Our students certainly do (and our students are, of course, The Students of the World):

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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:
WRITTEN COMPETITION
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
TEAM COMPETITION
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.
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Posted by on November 20, 2012 in Our Students!, Outstanding!

 

Many of you will recognize Veronica

I don’t know how many of you have seen Veronica Pantoja’s art on exhibit.  She is a student at Oxnard College, studying anthropology and television.  The process by which she makes her art is so intriguing, this newspaper article doesn’t describe that.

But, the VC Star did cover the distribution of $200,000 in Art grants – and Veronica got a grant!

Oxnard College’s own: Veronica Pantoja moves ahead in her career as an artist.

(Challenge:  let’s see some more blogs about our students…)

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Our Students!, Uncategorized