4-23-13 Doddridge takes first place at WV Envirothon

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!cid_A81CFE4E-E502-4D0C-82B2-11D608CB34E1@localMINERAL WELLS, W.VA. – The 17th annual West Virginia Envirothon proved to be another exciting competition; especially for the Doddridge County Gold team. Just over 200 high school students from across West Virginia traveled to Flatwoods to compete at this year’s competition, held April 19-20, 2012.

Advised by Tina Moore, Doddridge County Gold walked away from this year’s competition with a shared $5,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Weyerhaeuser Foundation. They are also eligible to compete at the 2013 North American Envirothon in Bozeman, Montana.

Second place went to Ravenswood FFA, advised by Tara Tatalovich, they earned a shared scholarship of $3,750, sponsored by the Dominion Foundation. In addition to winning second place overall, Ravenswood FFA also earned the honor of being this year’s top scoring FFA team. They are now eligible to compete at the national FFA Competition.

The Elkins High Tigers, advised by Patricia Schoonover, took third place, earning them a team scholarship of $2,500, sponsored by the West Virginia State Conservation Committee and the West Virginia Conservation Agency.

The fourth place team was Mineral County FFA, advised by Julie Sions. They earned a shared scholarship of $1,750 sponsored by Mountain RC&D and Great Kanawha RC&D.

Advised by Brian Clagg, fifth place went to Cabell Midland FFA, winning a shared scholarship of $1,250, sponsored by the West Virginia Solid Waste Authority.

“The West Virginia Envirothon is an excellent program for our high school students,” said Andrew Stacy, public relations chairman for the WV Envirothon Committee. It teaches students about the environment and how to be good stewards of it. Best of all, the students have a lot of fun in the process.

The Envirothon is a conservation education program available to students in grades 9 through 12. The Envirothon gives students from across the region the opportunity to test their skills at aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and this year’s current environmental topic, Sustainable Grassland Management.

The West Virginia Envirothon is made possible through generous partners and sponsors. Specifically, the Dominion Foundation and Weyerhaeuser Foundation, their continued support has allowed this event to achieve great success.

Additional pictures and other information regarding the 2013 West Virginia Envirothon can be found at www.wvca.us/envirothon.

1) Doddridge County Gold: Advisor, Tina Moore; Members, Caleb Moore, Joshua Smith, Dillon Muhly-Alexander, Kelsey Kerns and Devron Siders.

2)Ravenswood FFA: Advisor, Tara Tatalovich; Members, Max McCoy, Kathryn Voiers, Haley Snyder, Tiffany Harvey and Mariah Jackson.

3) Elkins High Tigers: Advisor, Patricia Schoonover; Members, Tyson Currence, Peyton Teets, Tommy Cain, Kaitlyn Miller and Julia Fregonara.

4) Mineral County FFA: Advisor, Julie Sions; Members, Sawyer Smith, Kiersten Smith, Cody Pancake, Noah Wilson and Gabe Jones.

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