L-C 2nd, McClain 5th at Envirothon


The Area 5 Soil and Water Conservation Districts held its annual Envirothon on April 25 at Lake Hope State Park in New Plymouth. The competition is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students.

Each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to test their knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. The following schools represented Highland County by participating in this year’s contest: Lynchburg-Clay High School coached by Lara Hamilton, Hillsboro FFA coached by Libby McNeal and McClain FFA coached by Mike Sykes.

A total of 43 teams took place in the Area Envirothon. The Lynchburg-Clay Gold team won second in the competition and the McClain FFA team placed fifth, making both teams eligible to compete in the state contest to be held on June 11-13 at Defiance College.

Submitted by Pam Bushelman, operations manager, Highland Soil and Water Conservation District.

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