WHS Envirothon Teams Place High
On May 3, 2012 the Warwick Envirothon Team competed in the Lancaster County Envirothon Competion in Lancaster County Park. Two of Warwick’s teams were awarded placements. Team WAWA earned first place and The Hellbenders earned fifth place overall.
Team WAWA, comprised of Colin Garner, Anna Kachelries, Dan O’Conor, Samantha Siomko, and Dawson High will be representing Lancaster County at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon Competition later this month. The Pennsylvania State Envirothon will be held at The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Cambria County on May 22 and 23.
The Envirothon is an academic competition that tests student’s knowledge in forestry, soils, wildlife, aquatics, ecology, and a special topic that changes every year. This year’s special topic is “Non-point source pollution and low impact development”.
Mrs. Hochreiter and Mr. McClain are the Envirothon advisors and they credit the students for their commitment to studying these subjects to attain the scores they did at this year’s competition.
Warwick competed against nineteen other teams from the following high schools: Conestoga Valley, Elizabethtown, Garden Spot, Lancaster Mennonite, Manheim Central, and Mt. Calvary Christian, Penn Manor, and Pequea Valley.
Sallie Gregory, from the The Lancaster County Conservation District, does an outstanding job of coordinating the county Envirothon competition each year. Other partners of the Envirothon are the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
Sponsors of this year's event are: The Hershey Company, Donegal Trout Unlimited, Federated Sportsmen of Lancaster County, Rettew, and LandStudies.