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County students participate in Envirothon

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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Pittsboro, NC - A team from Perry Harrison School participated in an Environthon on March 22 at Elon University. Team members were Nathan Kosiba, Jack Koch, Matt Kleber, Thomas Buckner, Rachel Manring.

Envirothon is a competition based Environmental Education program. It is sponsored by Soil and Water Conservation districts. Students in grades five through eight can participate. There are also high school teams. The Envirothon curriculum is intensive and covers the following areas: wildlife, aquatics, soils, forestry, and current environmental issues. Team members are responsible for knowing a vast of amount of information for each curriculum area.

At the regional competition, students spend the morning listening to guest speakers representing each curriculum area. In the afternoon, students work in teams of three to five people to complete five twenty-minute tests. Scores are tallied and an award ceremony is held. The top seven teams will compete at the state competition held at Cedarock Park in Alamance County on April 28 and 29.

Northwood High School had two teams that competed. One team placed second and the other team placed eighth. At regional competition, students spend the morning listening to guest speakers representing each curriculum area. In the afternoon, students work in teams of three to five people to complete five twenty-minute tests. Scores are tallied and an award ceremony is held. The top seven teams go on to compete at the state competition.

“I am very proud of the hard work that the team has done. It is quite an accomplishment to place third at the regional competition. State competition is much more challenging - we will continue to work hard and expect to do well!” said Streets.

 
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