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Wentworth Student picked for NZ team for the 2020 International Geography Olympiad

Oct 29, 2019 | College News

Congratulations to Wentworth College student, Sophie Ogden, for being selected to represent New Zealand as a member of the International Geography Olympiad team at the 2020 International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) in Istanbul, Turkey next year.

Sophie, a Year 12 Geographer, traveled to Wellington Girls College to compete with eight other students over the weekend. After a day of geography-related tasks and fieldwork, Sophie won her place in a team of four senior geography students through her outstanding performance. This is a fantastic result and a wonderful opportunity to enhance the skills and aptitude needed in the Social Sciences. She will travel to Istanbul, Turkey with the team next July to compete against 40 other countries.

Every two years gifted and talented young geographers in New Zealand have the chance to participate in the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo). The event is a highly contested one-week international challenge, with students competing from all over the world. It is not only the opportunity to travel abroad and challenge themselves that students appreciate, but also the experience of meeting and making friends with students from around the globe.

Sophie is delighted to be representing New Zealand and we are very proud of her accomplishment.

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