Bazil Frueh placed first in the regional geography bee and moves on as a state semifinalist to compete at the Ohio State Bee to be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. Bazil is currently a seventh grader at Ottawa Hills Junior HS and is a proud member ofBear Pause, Makwa, Power of the Pen, and Junior Chorale. “I entered the geography contest just for fun and because I’ve always enjoyed geography. I absolutely love to learn about different parts of the world. I love to immerse myself in different cultures and love to learn about what is happening there,” says Bazil. He has traveled throughout the United States, but his favorite locations include Salt Lake City Olympic park, the Petrified Forest in Arizona, and Acadia National Park in Maine. He hopes to one day visit, “Japan, because of its culture, France, because of the language, the food, and how beautiful it is, and Italy, because of its history and how beautiful it is.”
One champion from each state and territory will advance to the National Geographic Bee Championship, which will be held May 14-18 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.nationalgeographic.org/bee for more information on the National Geographic Bee. Thanks to seventh grade English and social studies teacher Kristie Stevens for organizing the event. Congratulations and good luck at the state Bee, Bazil!