The Texas Alliance for Geographic Education recently sponsored the 21st Annual Geography Awareness Week Poster Contest. Nov. 16-22, 2008 is designated as National Geography Awareness Week, highlighting the annual National Geographic Society’s Geography Action! conservation and awareness program, a public outreach program designed to educate and excite people about our natural, cultural, and historic treasures. The 2008 theme is: Mapping the Americas: Exploring People, Places, Environment, Culture, Landscape.
Students of Goodnight Junior High School again competed this year. This year’s winners are (1st row): Alyssa Long, 1st place,
Chris Almanzar, 2nd place,
Forrest Johnson, 3rd place – not pictured
(2nd row) Honorable Mention winners: Skylar Castelaw, Trey Lombardo, and Merari Salgado.
Alyssa Long’s 1st place poster advanced to Texas State University for the state level contest where she was awarded 4th place for the junior high division statewide.
Cheryl Blake is the History Department Chair at Goodnight Junior High and worked closely with the students in preparation of the competition.
by Iris Campbell
San Marcos CISD