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Woods Charter School Charter School Envirothon teams did well at State Envirothon competition

Posted Thursday, May 5, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - The Woods Charter School Envirothon teams competed in the State Envirothon Competition at Cedar Rock County Park in Alamance County on April 29 and 30. This two day event consisted of training sessions on Friday and the five exams (Aquatic Ecology, Current Environmental Issues, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife Ecology) on Saturday.

This year most of the students and their coaches camped out Friday night at Cedar Rock. The weather cooperated well and we were able to view multiple constellations at night while being serenaded by crickets, frogs, owls, and a very active beaver (who splashed in the creek next to us all night). Saturday dawned with the students well-rested and ready for the day’s exams.

Woods had three teams, two middle school teams and one high school team, in the competition and all did well. The middle school competition was intense this year with the top five teams being separated by only 23 points (or about six questions). The returning middle school team - The Radioactive Crocogators (Rachel Deininger, Mattison Francis, Henry Lindbo, Kadin Peterman, and Lora Sipal) placed sixth overall. They just missed a fifth place trophy by six points and first place by only 29 points (or about seven questions).

The Crocogators scored a second place finish in the Aquatic Ecology Section (Lora Sipal) and the Soils Section (Henry Lindbo). They also scored a fourth place in the Wildlife Ecology Section (Mattison Francis). The other Middle School Team competed at the state level for the first time. The Awesomologists (Caroline Blythe, Caitlin Cox, Eleanor Hume, Victoria Hume, Olivia Osborne, Joshua Tabor, and Colin Ward) came in 16th overall. They scored a second place finish in Current Environmental Issues (Eleanor Hume).

For the first time Woods Charter School had a high school team (Fake Plastic Sheeple - Jess Canton, Claire Day, Matt Deininger, Matt Kornberg, Tommy Holden, Joseph Sharp, and Chris Ward) in the state competition. On Friday these students had to prepare an oral presentation on an environmental problem given to them that day.

Having never had to do an oral presentation at an Envirothon contest previously the Woods students did well scoring in the top 25 percent of all teams present in this part of the competition. They placed twelth in the overall competition which was equally as intense as the middle school competition. They did have a fourth place score in Current Environmental Issues (Matt Kornberg) and fifth place score in Soils Section (Jess Canton).

 
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Woods Charter School Charter School Envirothon teams did well at State Envirothon competition
The Woods Charter School Envirothon teams competed in the State Envirothon Competition at Cedar Rock County Park in Alamance County.
 
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