Bellefontaine High School students traveled to Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH on June 12th and 13th to participate in the State Envirothon Competition. Monica Chriscoe, Wyatt Skidmore, Dylan Christman, Griffin Mason and Nick Kurtz represented Bellefontaine High School in the state wide competition. The Bellefontaine team finished 16th out of 20 teams at the State event. Dennis Versele and Richard Kurtz are the advisors for the Bellefontaine High School team.
The Envirothon is a competitive, academic, outdoor team event for high school students which tests their knowledge in five areas: aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils and wildlife. The event is designed to stimulate and reinforce student interest in our environment and our natural resources while encouraging cooperative decision making, team building and problem solving. On April 25th, the students participated in the Area IV Envirothon competition conducted at the Fernald Nature Preserve in Hamilton County involving 84 teams from Southwest and West Central Ohio. Bellefontaine, Calvary Christian, High Point JVS, Indian Lake and Riverside represented Logan County in the Area IV Envirothon. The top 4 teams in each of the 5 topic areas qualify to compete in the state event. The Bellefontaine team finished in 6th place. The Bellefontaine High School team was notified in late May that they would be able to replace one of the teams at the state event. Logan Soil and Water Conservation District and Pheasants Forever Logan County Chapter #285 provide financial support permitting students' participation in a local training session, the Area IV competition and the State Envirothon, if local teams qualify.
Congratulations to the Bellefontaine High School Envirothon team for representing Logan County at the State Envirothon.