The Salem Hills High School Envirothon team competed in the 2010 Utah State Envirothon which was held at the Wasatch State Park near Midway on April 30th & May 1st.
The Envirothon is a natural resource competition for high school students. Teams of five students must prepare themselves for this two-day outdoor competition. Teams are tested on their knowledge in five designated study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils/land use, wildlife and a current environmental issue. This was the first time a school from Nebo School District has competed in this event.
The team placed 3rd overall out of 26 teams from across the state. They also placed first in Wildlife, third in Forestry, and third in Current Issue. The five team members were: Bryanne Colver, Serena Hunsaker, William Behling, Zachary Jolley, and Troy Shuler. Also participating as alternates at the event were: Michael Haskell and Joseph Ashton. The advisors of the Salem Hills Envirothon teams were Brad Shuler and Steve Haskell. The team was sponsored by the Timp-Nebo Conservation District and also earned money by doing a fundraiser in which they did soil testing for local residents.
The Envirothon Team and the AP Environmental Science class are continuing the Soil Testing Fundraiser Through May 17th. The money earn will help buy environmental science equipment as well as help fund a WeatherBug weather station at the school in Salem. Any one interested in supporting the fundraiser by having their soil tested or making a donation please contact Brad Shuler at email@example.com or calling 801-423-3200.
by Brad Shuler