Top Snyder County Team from Selinsgrove Area High School: (left to right) Garrett Benfer, Jacob Dock, Hannah Kline, Addie Lannan and Darrah Yerger. Not pictured: Curtis Swineford, Team’s Advisor and Selinsgrove Area High School agriculture education teacher.
Forty-seven (47) teams involving nearly 190 students from thirteen schools in five central Pennsylvania counties arrived at the Shikellamy State Park Marina for the annual Susquehanna Valley High School Envirothon held on April 24, 2018.
Topics that the students were tested in were wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soils and a specific current issues topic that changes yearly. The current issue topic for this year is rangelands, grasslands and pastures. A non-testing station regarding charcoal production in the 1800s was also held.
Each conservation district awarded medals to the highest scoring team from its county. The Snyder County winners were from Selinsgrove Area High School located in Selinsgrove. They placed seventh (7th) overall out of 47 teams that competed. (A team from Central Columbia High School in Columbia County won the overall title this year.)
For more information, check out this summary.
Note: Contact Jason Winey, District Manager, (570-837-3000, x112) for event details or if your business would like to make a donation or be a sponsor for future Envirothons.