McClain Envirothon members sought

By Calee Jones

McClain High School’s Envirothon group is looking for new members to participate in activities, according to advisor Ashley Kesler.

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation’s website defines Envirothon as a program for high school students emphasizing hands-on, team-oriented problem-solving and community involvement that can prepare young people for environmental careers and active citizenship.

Yearly, people participating in Envirothon will have a competition which is centered around the four main universal testing categories. The main categories are Soils, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, and Wildlife.

Students in grades 9-12 can join and participate in practices and competitions. The group will usually meet once or twice a month depending on everyone’s after school schedules.

The students won’t start practicing until after Jan. 1.

Kesler says that students who participate benefit from this program because if they plan on going into an agricultural or natural science field, it helps them to gain experience and build contacts with those who run the program. She also says it’s a really positive and fun experience for the students.

If you are interested in joining and want more information, contact Kesler in room 204 or at [email protected]

Calee Jones is a journalism student at McClain High School in Greenfield.

By Calee Jones