Central Region Envirothon Dominated by Loup City, St. Paul & Aurora

Teams from Loup City, St. Paul, and Aurora took top honors at the 2019 Central Region Envirothon at Central Community College-Platte Campus in Columbus on March 5, 2019. In Envirothon, high school teams compete in each category of the contest and for the best score overall. The categories of competition are forestry, natural resources policy, range, soils, aquatics, wildlife, and a special topic. This year the special topic is “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World."

Fourteen student teams, consisting of five members each, competed in the Central Region contests in Columbus, and one earlier in Grand Island. The highest scoring teams in those contests then have the opportunity to compete at the state competition.

The Loup City team finished first in the Special Topic, Policy and Range categories, St. Paul was first in the Forestry, Aquatics, and Wildlife divisions, and Aurora was first in soils.  A complete score sheet can be found here.

Loup City qualified for the state contest as the first place finisher in the Central Region.  Depending on scores from around the state, St. Paul and Aurora may qualify for the state contest as wild cards.

The 2019 Nebraska State Envirothon will be held in the Lower Loup NRD at Pibel Lake Recreation Area, south of Bartlett, in Wheeler County.

Other schools competing in this year's Central Region contest were Boone Central, Cross County, Fullerton, Humphrey, Newman Grove, Palmer, Riverside, Lakeview, and two teams from Shickley.  St. Edward competed at the Grand Island contest.

The Lower Loup and Central Platte NRDs are the sponsors of the regional contest, held in conjunction with the District Ag Contest at the campus in Columbus.