A team of five students from Edwin O. Smith high School in Storrs won the 22nd annual Connecticut High School Geographic Challenge on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The Challenge is sponsored by the Connecticut Geographic Alliance, a group of teacher consultants, university professors, and supporters of geography education that has been promoting geography education since 1988.
A five-member team from Bacon Academy of Colchester finished second and Manchester High School’s team finished third. Schools from around Connecticut competed in this statewide, interscholastic, academic competition. Teams from Bethel High School, Howell Cheney Technical High School (Manchester), the Connecticut River Academy (East Hartford), Danbury High School, Farmington High School, Housatonic Valley Regional High School (Falls Village), Daniel Hand High School (Madison), New Britain High School, Newtown High School, Norwich Free Academy, Notre Dame High School (Fairfield), and South Windsor High School also participated in the 2013 competition.Student teams competed in map reading, orienteering, problem-solving, and a geography quiz howl around the theme of Global Interdependence. The top three finishing teams won individual medallions and a plaque for their school.
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