Helena High School team takes first in state Envirothon competition — heading to North America competition in Ontario

574511f8d9521.imageAnd then, you have to give a 10-minute presentation on the group’s solution to a group of experts.

That’s what a group of Helena High School students on the Envirothon team did, and they did such a great job they took first place in the state contest in late April in Lewistown.

Their next stop: The North American Envirothon competition in Petersborough, Ontario, from July 24-29.

Team members include: Ally Peccia, Braden Scherting, Pepper Pennington, Kris Bosch and Devin Seyler, with coaches Claire Pichette and Tyler Hollow.

While some students may sit and munch their pizza and sandwiches over lunch, Envirothon students have been meeting in Pichette’s biology classroom Thursday noon hours poring over field guides and bouquets of weeds, honing their expertise on everything from native plants to soils, as well as wildlife and aquatic species.

What, the reader may be wondering, is an Envirothon?

Read more at the Helena IR here.

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