Local Middle, High School Teams Place In State Competition

Three Envirothon teams from two Johnston County schools recently qualified and competed at the State Envirothon at Cedarock Park in Burlington.

Riverwood Middle School made its first appearance at the State Envirothon and placed 18th out of 50 middle school teams from across the state.

West Johnston High School had two teams compete.  The “Fourth Phase” placed in the top ten and competed for the State High School title and the “Teeny Bog Turtles FFA” competed for the State FFA title.

The Envirothon is a hands-on natural science academic event that challenges and engages students to think critically about the natural world and their role in it.   The team-oriented competition focuses on five categories:  soils/land use, forestry, aquatic ecology, wildlife and current issues. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Conservation Districts.