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Burnaby students to compete in national geography challenge

Three Burnaby students will compete in the national final of the Great Canadian Geography Challenge April 17.

Khalid Boudreau of Moscrop secondary, Kyle Peach of Alpha secondary, and Adrian Yeung of Burnaby North secondary will be up against 47 others from across Canada. The 50 finalists come from an initial pool of 50,000 participating students.

Since 1995, Canadian Geographic Education has organized the annual competition. The finalists will compete online and will need to show their knowledge of Canadian and international geography, as well as topography, climate and other topics. The top three finishers will win scholarships of $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000, and a chance to represent Canada in the National Geographic World Championship in 2015.

Watch the final at www.geochallenge.ca on Thursday, April 17, at 9 a.m.

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