Saegertown’s students take second at annual Envirothon competition

by Stevie Siple, staff writer

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Saegertown students competed at this year’s Envirothon competition on May 2.

The eighty degree weather at the 2018 Envirothon on May 2 provided a comfortable atmosphere for eager environmentalists at Pymatuning State Park in Jamestown, Pa.

Specializing in categories of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soils, and current issue, three teams from Saegertown competed against teams from Crawford and Mercer counties.

Finishing in second place overall were the Tyrannosaurus Grex which includes seniors Laura Monico, Kaity Gage, Michael Chess, Bailey Kozalla, and freshman Landis Crawford. These competitors combined their knowledge to outscore eight other teams in the county. However, the CASH Eagle Ecologists were able to score more points to take the first place trophy.

Rotating between each station worth one hundred points each, the T-Grex scored 73 in soils, 83 in forestry, 65 in aquatics, 86 in current issue, and 60 in wildlife. Their impressive 367 point total, however, couldn’t top Conneaut Area’s 460 point total.

“We didn’t do as well as we wanted to, but finishing second is still a good place to finish knowing how many other really good teams there was,” Mike Chess said.

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