The Land Use Council 13 held their 2013 Envirothon last week in Mount Vernon where 26 teams from 14 high schools from Clay, Clinton , Jefferson, Marion , Washington and Wayne counties competed.
Sandoval High School was the 1st place overall winner in last week’s Envirothon, and Odin High School claimed 2nd placed overall.
The Sandoval team consists of Wyatt Shuler, Nico Rodriguez, Randy Pursley, Chase Phillips and Josh White. Team advisors are Amy Eelford and ed Erwin
Individually, Phillips was 1st in wildlife and Pursley was 1st aquatics. They will head to the state competition in May in Monticello and if they win there they will head to the national competition in August at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana
The Envirothon is a natural resource education program sponsored by local soil and water conservation districts for high school students.
The competition emphasizes hands-on, team oriented problem-solving skills. The team is tested on their knowledge in the areas of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and sustainable rangeland management. The program is competitive but learning is the bottom line.