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Louisa County High School Envirothon Team places 2nd in the State and Brings Home the Hardware.

The 2019 Envirothon season has come to a close with Louisa County High School rising to the top once again at the State competition. This natural resource competition for high school students begins at the local level with teams advancing to the regional competition and can advance to the state and finally with hopes of competing at the national level.

The Louisa team shined like the stars that they are during this two day competition on May 19 & 21 at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
Seventeen teams from across the state competed and Louisa brought home the awards and medals. They placed 2nd overall in the state with a 1st in Oral Presentation and in the 2019 Current Issue/Special Topic (Agriculture and the Environment, Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.). 2nd place in Aquatics and 3rd place in Soils and Wildlife.

The Louisa team graciously congratulated Jamestown High School who placed 1st overall and will represent Virginia at the Nationals in North Carolina later in July.

The District wishes to congratulate the Louisa High School Envirothon team, students & coaches, on their outstanding teamwork and Envirothon achievements. We also extend our best wishes to the Jamestown High School Envirothon team and their coaches.

Louisa County High School Envirothon team members are: Moriah Moss, Jacob Barlow, Shayla Carter, Tavon Whalen, Tyler Gibson, Buddy Alexander and Gwyneth Swan. Coached by Kim Jancaitis-Martinack, Logan Horne and Jake Sarmiento.

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Congratulations to Louisa County High School and Western Albemarle High School Envirothon Teams.
Louisa County High School and Western Albemarle High School Envirothon teams representing TJSWCD in a fine and competitive manner during the Area 2 Envirothon last week at the James Long Park in Haymarket. Both teams held a strong presence all day long.
Eight teams competed at this regional level resulting in a 4th place overall for Western Albemarle County High School. Taking away a 1st place in the 2019 Special Topic –Ag & Technology and a 2nd in Wildlife.
Louisa County High School, placing 1st overall with the highest score and also 1st place in Aquatics, Wildlife and Oral Presentation. 2nd in Soils and 3rd in Forestry. Louisa heads to the state competition.
The top three teams from the Area competition advance to the Virginia Dominion State Envirothon, a two-day competition which will be held at the University of Mary Washington on May 19 & 20. The other two teams advancing are the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology and George C. Marshall High School – Envirothon teams from Northern Virginia SWCD. At this time, 18 teams will be competing at the State level.

Stay tuned…

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