The 13th Armstrong County Envirothon was held at the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center on April 25, 2018. Eleven teams of high school students from Armstrong High School, Apollo-Ridge High School, Freeport Senior High School, Leechburg High School, Lenape Tech School, and West Shamokin Jr. Sr. High School competed against each other in the event.
The Envirothon is designed to give students an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate their knowledge of environmental resources and their connection to each other and human activities. The students are challenged in the areas of aquatic ecology, forestry, soil / land use, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2018 current environmental issue was “Benefits of Grassland and Pasture Management.”
The West Shamokin High School winning team will represent Armstrong County at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon at Susquehanna University on May 22 and Camp Mount Luther on May 23, 2018.