XENIA — A Shelby County team will be particiating in the State Envirothon Competition in June.
The Lehman Catholic Team placed fourth at the Area 4 Envirothon, which was held April 30 at the Ceasar Ford Park in Xenia. The team will get to compete at the State Envirothon Competition held June 10-11 at Franciscan University of Stuebenville in Jefferson County. Members of the Lehman Catholic Envirothon team are Elizabeth Gibson, Gabe Knapke, Cole Kramer, Mitchell Sollmann and Conner Stewart. Their adviser is Lehman Catholic science teacher Tracy Hall.
Seventy-five teams participated representing 38 different schools across 14 counties. Sixteen of those 75 teams had high school students from Shelby County! Shelby County schools that participated in this event were: Anna, Botkins, Fairlawn, Hardin-Houston, Lehman Catholic, Russia and Sidney High School.
The Ohio Area 4 Envirothon is a competitive, academic, outdoor team event for high school students which tests their knowledge in five areas: Aquatic Ecology, Current Environmental Issues (CEI), Forestry, Soils and Wildlife. The event is designed to stimulate and reinforce the students’ interest in the environment and natural resources while encouraging cooperative decision making, team building and problem solving.
Cargill was the sponsor for Shelby County Envirothon participants this year.
More information about the Area 4 Envirothon can be found at www.areaivenvirothon.org, or by contacting Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District’s Education Coordinator Sophie Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.