Congratulations to the Belgreen Envirothon Team, who took first place in the Alabama Envirothon competition in Columbiana last weekend.
Belgreen also won first place at the state competition in 2002, but every year after until now.
Envirothon is an annual environmentally themed academic competition held by the United States and Canada. The competition is open to students in grades 9-12, testing them on four core subjects of forestry, soils and land use, aquatic ecology, and wildlife, along with one rotating environmental subject.
The team scored the highest on the current issues and aquatics, and tied in wildlife and forestry. Solid is the only category where Belgreen did not win a medal.
After the tests, the students are given a complex problem and instructed to solve it without the help of the advisor.
As part of receiving first place, the students will be traveling to Northern Arizona University in July to compete on the national level.
Members of the Belgreen Envirothon team are Keri Metcalf, Kyle Warren, Taylor Hester, Deborah Billingham, Martha Billingham, and B. J. Horton.