The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District’s held its annual State Envirothon on June 12-13 at Ohio Christian University in Circleville.
The top four scoring teams from each area Envirothon were eligible to compete in the State Envirothon and this year the Lynchburg-Clay Gold team scored high enough in the Area 5 competition to receive the honor of competing in the state contest.
The Envirothon competition is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. The competition tests students’ knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues.
Each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, but the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score. Once the results were tallied, the Lynchburg Clay Gold team placed fifth in the overall state competition.
Submitted by Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD district operations manager.