Most people know what Ohio's state bird is, but on Monday a new animal was getting some attention.
Ohio's official state frog is the bullfrog, 10TV News reported on Monday.
The bullfrog's journey to the top started in 2002 when students at Grizzell Middle School circulated a petition in a social studies class.
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Teacher Shawn Kaeser wanted to teach his students about government and lawmaking, and they set out to make the bullfrog Ohio's official frog.
Students sent letters to lawmakers and Kaeser said the lesson incorporated civics and science.
For eight years, Kaeser kept the lesson alive in his classroom and on Monday students gathered to celebrate their accomplishment.
"Whatever we were doing in Mr. Kaeser's class we were excited because it was always a fun time, but this we especially got pumped up for the bullfrog," said student Evan Campbell.
The bullfrog is found in all of Ohio's 88 counties, and has been found in every state park.
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