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S-C takes fifth at ‘Envirothon’

May 6, 2013

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Smith-Cotton High School took fifth place in the state Envirothon competition held May 2 at Prairie Fork Conservation Area in Williamsburg.

The Envirothon competition tests student teams in the areas of Soil, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, Oral presentation and a current issue. Seventeen teams participated at the state Envirothon, with S-C Black placing fourth in aquatics and oral presentation, sixth in soils and eighth in both wildlife and forestry. The team, which earlier placed third in regional competition, is comprise of Abby Monsees, Daniel Guerrini, Kirsten Finnell, Dakota Boone and Alex Eppenauer.

The Envirothon team is trained by science teachers Jennifer Woolery and Mona McCormack, along with local agents from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and S-C graduates who participated in past Envirothon events.

A second team, S-C Gold, finished ninth at the regional contest. Those students are Kalee Shepard, Megan Todd, Madison Ross, Tyler Bugg and Meaghan Mueller.

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