The Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental program. It was established as a competitive problem-solving natural resource event for high school students to educate them about the environment.
It combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experience, while demonstrating the role people have in important environmental issues.
Students are trained and tested in five natural resources areas:
* Current Environmental Issue
Minot High School, coached by Joe Super and Laurel Weigelt and sponsored by the Mouse River Loop Regional Envirothon, received top honors at the 13th Annual North Dakota State Envirothon competition. The event was held at Crystal Springs Bible Camp May 10-12, 2012. Team members are John Hoffer, Tiffany Dostert, Kelsy Walter, Chyna Lyner, and Clare Super.
A total of 112 students from around the state were challenged on their knowledge and skills using hands-on testing sites, as they walked through four diverse outdoor trails to see who knew the most about natural resources and the environment.
A 10-minute oral presentation before a panel of three judges, along with the scores earned on the testing trails, determined the top three teams. These three teams then went on to give their oral presentation before a five-member judging panel to determine the team who will represent North Dakota at the Canon Envirothon to be held at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania July 22-28, 2012.
Second place honors went to the Bismarck High School “E-Society" coached by Valerie Smallbeck. Team members are Georgia Davis, Emily Lachenmeier, Latish Mehlhoff, Steven Davis and Andee Beierle.
Midkota High School “Mustangs" placed Third in the event, coached by School Principle, Gilbert Black and Jeanne Frappier. Team members are Kallie Frappier, Jessie Hoyt, Trey Overby, Klay Frappier, and Sakara Topp.
Minot High School “Supreme Beings of Leisure” scored highest on the Forestry Trail, and Soils Trail. Top honors went to the Bismarck High School E-Society” on the Wildlife Trail. Scoring highest among the 2012 Current Issue question was Minot High School’s “Minot Flooded Flagellas”. The Alternate Team 19A, which consists of team members from different schools, Bismarck HS, Bishop Ryan HS, Hillsboro HS, Sargent Central HS received the highest honors on the Aquatics Trail.
Diane Olson, Envirothon Coordinator
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2012 First Place Team from Minot High
John Hoffer, Tiffany Dostert, Kelsy Walter, Chyna Lyner, and Clare Super