DILLINER, PA – The 34th Greene County Envirothon competition was held at Hunting Hills on Wednesday, April 27th. Seventy high school students from Greene County’s five school districts competed in this year’s event.
At the Envirothon, five-member teams participate in a series of field station tests that focus on five topic areas – soils and land use, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology, and environmental issues. The theme for the 2022 event was “Waste to Resources.”
Carmichaels Team # 1 won this year’s competition with a score of 448 points out of a possible 520. Team members Brooke Watters, Spencer Conard, Faith Willis, Sophia Zalar, and Alex Lawrence, with team advisor Kevin Willis will represent Greene County at the PA Envirothon. The 2022 PA Envirothon will be held at Camp Mt. Luther, Mifflinburg, PA on May 25th.
Second Place was Carmichaels Team # 2 who earned 351 points and consisted of Ava Smith, Gavin Husentis, Levi Krampy, Robbie Wilson-Jones and Ali Jacobs and advisor Kevin Willis.
The third-place team was Mapletown High School Team # 2 who earned 290 points, which included Grant Murin, Hannah Knutsen, Zack Rockwell, Emma Nine, Elizabeth Ryan, and advisor Amber Burkett.
The Greene County Envirothon is organized each year by the Greene County Conservation District and is funded through donations and grants from various businesses, agencies, and individuals. Thank you to the following that improved our competition – EQT Corporation, Black Diamond Equipment Rental, Sheetz, Inc., Greene Team Pellet Fuel Company, LLC, Hunting Hills, Bankson Engineers, First Federal of Greene County and Pennsylvania Envirothon.
Each student on the first-place team secured a $500 college scholarship funded by donations from donors and the Greene County Conservation District.
In addition to the continued financial support of sponsors, other partners that made the event successful include Greene County Commissioners Mike Belding, Betsy McClure, and Blair Zimmerman; Phil Evans and Kimberly Moninger, U.S.D.A. NRCS; Russell Gibbs and Michael Doucette, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry; Brian Guenin, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Brandon Bonin and Tanner Hazlett, PA Game Commission and volunteers from Sheetz, Inc. The Conservation District would sincerely like to thank Roy, Sally and Raz Sisler for the use of their facility at Hunting Hills for the day.
For more information on the Greene County Envirothon, call the Greene County Conservation District at 724-852-5278.
Image 1—Kevin Willis, Advisor; Alex Lawrence; Spencer Conard, Sophia Zalar, Faith Willis, Brooks Watters James A. Cowell, GCCD; Charity Fleenor, EQT Corporation; Klorissa Williams and Derek Kurdilla; Sheetz, Inc.
Image 2—Kevin Willis, Advisor; Ava Smith, Levi Krampy, Gavin Husentis, Levi Krampy, Robbie Wilson-Jones and Ali Jacobs, James A. Cowell, GCCD; Charity Fleenor, EQT Corporation; Klorissa Williams and Derek Kurdilla; Sheetz, Inc.
Image 3—Amber Burkett, Advisor; Grant Murin, Hannah Knutsen, Zack Rockwell, Emma Nine, James A. Cowell, GCCD; Elizabeth Ryan, Charity Fleenor, EQT Corporation; Klorissa Williams and Derek Kurdilla; Sheetz, Inc.