Team Places First at Envirothon/Qualifies for States

A team of Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed first in the 2017 Allegheny County Envirothon competition. The first place team members qualified for the state competition and they are seniors David “Kyle” Breault and David Han, juniors Albert Liu and Elizabeth Mountz, and sophomore Diana Crookston. A Fox Chapel Area team also placed second in the county competition. Those team members were junior Brandon Brewster, sophomores Kevin Falconett and Zachary Lakkis, and freshmen Hanna Chen and Sina Shaikh.

As a part of the county competition, the students answered written test questions as a team after conducting outdoor research in the field. The test covered five different subject areas including soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and environmental issues. Teams of students in grades nine-12 from high schools across Allegheny County participated in the county competition which was held April 28 in South Park.

The state competition will be held May 23 and 24 at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown. Teams of high school students from more than 65 counties across the state will participate.