MRGS students sweep Envirothon

ryan lingle

Shenandoah County Public School students at the Massanutten Regional Governor’s School are taking steps to protect the environment and recently participated in the third annual Envirothon Competition.

The event highlights high school students’ ability to demonstrate their knowledge of environmental science, ecology, and natural resource management through problem solving and an oral presentation.

In preparation, students studied soil, forestry, aquatics, wildlife and this year’s selected environmental issue, renewable energy.

The event was hosted at the Clermont Farm in Berryville by the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District.

Seven teams from around the area competed in Envirothon but Massanutten Regional Governor’s School swept the top three placements.

The school’s B team won first place consisted of students representing Central, Spottswood, and Turner Ashby High Schools.

Students from Luray, Strasburg and East Rockingham made up the 2nd and 3rd place teams.

All three groups will advance to the Area competition on April 30th at McCormick Farm and Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Raphine, Virginia.

The top three teams from that level will advance to the state Envirothon at Radford May 19th-20th.

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