Wooster High School eighth-grade student Seth Opatz has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee on April 6 in Columbus.
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
To qualify, Opatz won the competition at the school level, competing against 50 other Wooster students in the preliminary round, then 10 other students in the championship round. This is the second time that Opatz has qualified for the state competition. He previously qualified for the competition in 2016.
“I am confident Seth will do well competing against other students from across the state,” said Scott Miller, U.S. History teacher at Wooster High School. “Having previous experience at the state level competition will give him an advantage. Seth is aware of how specific and detailed the questions can be and he will do a great job preparing and competing.”
Opatz has been preparing for the upcoming competition using the materials provided on the National Geographic Bee website.
Winners of the state level competition will move on to the National Championship at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, DC on May 20-23.