Westmoreland Conservation District Announces Winners Of 2018 Envirothon

The team from Kiski Area High School took first place Monday in the Westmoreland County Envirothon – an academic competition in which high school students test their knowledge of the natural world.

The Kiski Area High School Team included: Makenna Hayes, Gabriella Tepke, Gendyah Short, Alison Bresnahan (Team Advisor), Logan Kelly, William Nese. (photo)

Team 1 from Norwin High School netted second place: Joyce Muchoney (Team Advisor), Tommy Kratzenberg II, Victoria Saunders, Taylor Napierkowski, Mallory Page, Mackenzie Hutchinson.

Yough Senior High School Team 2 placed third: Drake Croushore, Alex Kohuth, Adaline Bradish, Mason Brunson and Cameron Hopkin. Team Advisor Greg King.

Ninety-five students from nine Westmoreland County high schools competed for the top honors by testing their knowledge of forestry, soil and land use, aquatic ecology, wildlife, and this year’s current environmental issue: the benefits of grassland and pastureland management.

Some high schools had more than one student team competing.

The first-place Kiski Area High School team will go on to compete in the state competition, to be held on May 22 and 23 at Susquehanna University and Camp Mount Luther in Snyder and Union counties, respectively.   

The Westmoreland County Envirothon has been hosted by the Westmoreland Conservation District every year since 1986.

This year’s Westmoreland County Envirothon received funding support from the Pennsylvania Envirothon, Inc.; Apex Energy, LLC; and Smithfield.

For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Westmoreland County Conservation District website.

To learn more about Envirothon competitions statewide, visit the PA Envirothon website.


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[Posted: May 1, 2018]


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