OXFORD – The Houston FFA Envirothon Team competed in the North District Competition March 26 at the University of Mississippi Field Station in Oxford.
After intense training, these teams competed in the district competition and the team placed third at the North District Contest.
Team members include Lindsay Bevels, Jacob Bridgman, Anna Gann, Cory McDaniel and Savanna Rhodes. The team was coached by Houston FFA Advisor Karen Cook.
The Mississippi Envirothon, a program of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, is a hands-on natural resource competition designed to challenge students in grades nine through twelve to explore the natural world around them – testing their knowledge in the categories of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and current issues.
“Envirothon is an excellent program for high school students,” said Bevels. “We are tested on our knowledge of the environment, but also get the chance to check out some vocational interests and have fun at the same time.”
Through local soil and water conservation districts, volunteers and resource personnel from state and federal natural resource agencies and organizations worked with educators to share their environmental expertise and get the teams ready for this competition. These resource professionals were on hand to assist with testing and judging at the area competition and will be assisting with the statewide competition as well.
The Mississippi Envirothon is funded by a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.