Monday, May 9, 2011
North Carolina Envirothon Winners Announced
They are as follows:
1st – the Sequoias, of West Johnston High School, won $200 and a trip to the North American Canon Envirothon in July.
2nd– the FFA Anti-Derivatives, of Bartlett Yancey High School in Caswell County, won $150 and a chance to compete in the National FFA Competition.
3rd – DC Endemic, of Davidson County Home School, won $100.
4th – Sub-Chronic Exposure, of Enloe High School in Raleigh, won $75.
5th – Natural Disasters, of Durham 4-H Envirothon, won $50.
The winning middle school teams also earned cash awards, a plaque and medallions. They are as follows:
1st – the Bodacious Baboons, of McGee’s Crossroads Middle School in Johnston County, won $125.
2nd – DC Awesome Opossums, of Davidson County Homeschool, won $100.
3rd - Awesome Possums, of McGee’s Crossroads Middle School in Johnston County, won $75.
4th – The Octopi, of the H.O.M.E. School in Cumberland County, won $50.
5th – Organic Waste, Home School of Wilson County, won $25.
More than 100 middle and high school teams competed in the Envirothon competition at Cedarock Park in Alamance County April 29-30. Winners were determined by combining test scores from the Envirothon curriculum’s five subject areas: forestry, soils and land use, aquatic ecology, wildlife and current environmental issues. Teams study resource materials related to these areas throughout the year to prepare for the event.
When students arrived at Cedarock Park on Friday, they reviewed everything they learned by meeting with resource professionals from the N.C. Division of Forest Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, N.C. Division of Water Quality, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, N.C. Division of Water Resources and the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation. The teams took academic tests on Saturday and an awards ceremony was held later that day.
The Envirothon is sponsored by the state’s 96 local soil and water conservation districts and their association, with organizing support from the N. C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation. For information about the Envirothon, visit http://www.ncenvirothon.org/ or contact your local soil and water conservation district.