7th Baltic Olympiad in Geography – 7 medals for Polish students!
On Thursday, July 1, the 7th Baltic Geographical Olympiad (Baltic iGeo), organized by the Polish Geographical Society, concluded in Suwałki. 29 high school students from Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Poland participated in the competition, selected for the National Geographic Olympiad. The winner of the 7th Baltic Geography Olympiad was Mateusz Petruich from the 3rd Secondary School in Gdynia. Congratulations!
- Mateusz Petruitsch (third secondary school in Gdynia).
- Piotr Zaturniki (PLO No. III in Opole)
- Kajetan Rożej (ULO UMK in Toruń)
- Jan Machalsky (PLO No. III in Opole)
- Mateusz Tomicic (Second Secondary School in Rybnik)
- Szymon Kłapiński (Second Secondary School in Wałbrzych)
- Artur Szlęzak (Secondary School No. 3 in Katowice)
Baltic Geographical Olympiad
Participation in the Olympic Games was not only an opportunity to test yourself against the background of peers, but also an opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural values of the region and make international contacts. In addition to solving tasks, the Olympiad program includes excursions to the most beautiful places in the Suwałki region, tastings of local specialties and integration events.
The history of the Baltic Geography Olympiad goes back to 2014, when the first competition was held in Latvia. In the following years, Lithuania and Russia also hosted. Since 2015, a team from Poland has participated in the competition, competing with the national teams of Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. This year, due to epidemiological restrictions, the Belarusian and Lithuanian teams did not participate in the competition.
Baltic iGeo is also a form of preparation for participation in the XVII World International Geographical Olympiad, which will be held in August 2021 in the online format.
The Polish team was selected for the 47th Olympiad in Geography for high school students, organized by the Polish Geographical Society. The Baltic Geographical Olympiad is funded by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science.
Congratulations to our players!