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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.