Students Compete in Enviro-thon

More than 50 schools competed Wednesday to get to the state competition at the annual Enviro-thon.

Schools from 17 counties in Northeast Ohio competed in the day-long eco-station event at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

This is the 25th year for the event, which challenges students in areas of study such as soil, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues. High school students will visit various stations, talk to a mentor and then take a test.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to encourage our youth to get them interested in math and science and their correlation to the environment,” said Kathleen Vrable-Bryan with the Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District. “We even get letters and emails from students on how they’ve taken what they’ve learned here and applied it in their collegiate life and have gone to have careers.”

Chardon team Red, Chardon team Black, Perry team Red of Lake County, and United FFA team 1 from Columbiana County will advance to the state championships. Alternate teams are Boardman team A and United FFA team 2.

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