On March 14 and 15, 26 middle school teams and 24 high school teams competed in the Area VIII Southern Piedmont Envirothon at the Catawba College Center for the Environment. Davidson County had 8 middle school teams and 2 high school teams competing in this event.
In the middle school competition, the Mother Natures Minions from Davidson County Homeschool placed 1st, the Green Monarchs from Tyro Middle School placed 4th, and the Enviro Dragons also from Tyro Middle placed 6th. In the high school competition, the High Rock Mighty Oaks from Davidson County Homeschool placed 2nd and the Party Lobsters from Westchester Country Day School placed 11th.
Four teams from Davidson County qualified to compete at the State Envirothon. The State Competition was held at Cedar Rock Park in Alamance County on April 28 and 29, where 48 middle school and 51 high school teams competed.
In the high school division, The High Rock Mighty Oaks won 1st place and qualified to compete at the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon in Maryland this summer. At the middle school competition, The Mother Natures Minions won 2nd place in the middle school competition and the Tyro Green Monarchs finished in 8th place. Congratulations to each of you!
The High Rock Mighty Oaks
(left to right) Rich Hayes, Chair North Carolina Envirothon; Team Advisor Lisa Loflin; Joey Mitchell; Gracie Ward; Reagan Dunn; Richard Tysinger; Alicia Greer; and Chris Hogan, President of the North Caolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
The High Rock Mother Natures Minions
(left to right) Elijah Shoaf; Josiah Scarlett; Sydney Loflin; Josie Freeman; Kati Provence; Jackson Brinkly; Stone Freeman
The Green Monarchs - Tyro Middle School
(left to right) Kara Henrickson; Faith Gooding, Grace Gooding; Ryder Newell; and Emily Moody (Team advisors are Keith Stanek and Shelly Leonard)