Envirothon team competes at state competition
As winners of Envirothon Area V competition, Fuqua School’s Envirothon team advanced to Virginia’s Dominion Envirothon State Competition held on May 21-22 at Virginia State University in Petersburg.
“Envirothon is a team-based natural resources competition for high school students. Students who participate learn stewardship, management concepts and work to solve real-world environmental problems,” school officials said in a press release. “The teams are tested on their knowledge in five areas of natural resources: soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics and the delivery of an oral presentation solving a proposed problem on a current environmental issue; for the 2016-17 competition, this issue centered around agricultural soil and water conservation stewardship.”
“Despite the cool temperatures, wet weather and conflict with the senior baccalaureate and banquet, the Fuqua team earned a sixth place finish out of 15 teams from across the state,” Coach Kelly Atkinson said in the release. “Coach Tina French and I are very proud of all the team members for their hard work and dedication.”
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts presents Dominion’s Envirothon.