• By April Bowman
  • Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Forsyth 4-H Team Wins Envirothon

The Area 2 Northwest Envirothon was held March 26, 2015 at the Edwin McGee Natural Resource Center in Wilkesboro, NC. Envirothon is an annual competition in which middle school and high school teams compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The teams, each consisting of five students from participating schools, home study groups and environmental clubs, exercise their training and problem-solving skills in a competition centered on five testing categories: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.

In North Carolina there are 8 regional or Area Envirothons, broken up by counties. These Area Envirothons serve as qualifying events for the state level Envirothon competition. The top 7 middle and high school teams, plus the top placing FFA high school team, will advance on to the state level NC Envirothon.

The Nature Environmental Science Team or NEST 4-H Club had three teams that participated in this year's Envirothon competition. The middle school team placed second in the area competition and will advance to the state competition later this month. Team members were Addy Knepp, Jadyn Hooker, Spencer Cook and Lily Knepp.

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