March 03, 2017
A team of St. Paul High School students took top honors in the Central Region Envirothon Contest held in conjunction with the District II and VII Agriculture Education Contests at Central Community College in Columbus February 28th. The contest score sheet is available here.
In addition to the first place St. Paul team of Jarred Hulinsky, Riley Ross, Riley Jakubowski, Garrett Hanisch, and Dalton Jerabek, high school teams from Ord, Aurora, Cross County, Palmer, Lakeview, Humphrey, Boone Central, Loup City, Newman Grove, Heartland, Mead, and Twin River took part in the Envirothon, sponsored by the Lower Loup and Central Platte Natural Resources District.
Teams compete in each category of the contest and for the best overall score. The categories of competition are forestry, natural resources policy, range, soils, aquatics, wildlife, and a special topic. This year the special topic is "Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship."
Regional Envirothons like the one in Columbus are held around the state and teams that score highest in those contests are invited to the Nebraska State Envirothon to be held April 26th at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area near Gering. The winner of that contest will go on to represent Nebraska at the North American Envirothon at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, July 23-29.
Trees. They stand silent and strong…protecting farms and ranches as livestock or farmstead windbreaks and controlling snow as living snow fences.
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