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Local students place in Virginia Geography Fair

Students from the Spotsylvania County school division recently entered a total of 22 projects in to the 2014 Virginia Geography Fair. The fair was held on March 15 at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas under the host direction of Michael Mayhue, chairman of the Virginia Geographical Society, cooperative with the Virginia Geographic Alliance.

Many students from Riverbend High School's Advanced Placement Human Geography class earned first, second, or third place trophies, ribbons, and certificates. Riverbend also took home the Marijean Hawthorn Award for Best in Show.

Some of the projects were scrapbooks showing human migration from the Old World to the Americas. Projects also consisted of landscape readings and cultural observations of the students' neighborhoods. One student entered a poster called “My Favorite Place” about an equestrian center in Virginia. Another student created a brochure on the Grand Canyon National Park.

For more information on the Geography Fair, visit the Virginia Geographic website at For security purposes, students’ names were not revealed.

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