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Fredericksburg area high school takes first in National Geography Challenge

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Riverbend High School's ninth grade geography team took first place in the 2014 National Geography Challenge for Grade 9. The National Geography Challenge is supported by the Continental Mathematics League. This is Riverbend's ninth year participating in the National Geography Challenge.

The timed, multiple choice exam showcases geographic knowledge ranging from physical geography questions, global economics, world cultures, and geopolitics. Many questions focus on the United States and regions in the Americas.

This is Riverbend’s first time at the top of the scoring. The school took second place in 2008. Riverbend is one of five high schools in Spotsylvania County, located in north central Virginia. Spotsylvania County Schools require all freshmen to take either a World Geography class or the Advanced Placement Human Geography course. One geography credit is required for graduation.

For more information on the National Geography Challenge, visit CML’s website here. For information on Advanced Placement courses, click the College Board website here.

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