Newton-Conover High School was represented by two teams (The Environmentalists and The Enviroletes) at the Regional Envirothon Competition on Thursday, March 27th, 2014. The North Carolina Envirothon system is a part of a national effort to increase environmental education and awareness in both middle and high school students. Students work as a team to study and compete in testing events concerning the fields of Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issues.
The Environmentalists team (Henry Cox, Claire Long, and Ashlyn Karre) has now qualified to compete in the State Envirothon that will be held in Burlington, NC on April 25th and 26th. Congratulations to these students for ranking 3rd out of 12 high school teams. These students will compete in more complex testing events and have to provide an on-the-spot presentation to a group of community and government agency members concerning a possible solution to any given environmental issue.
Thank you and congratulations to all Envirothon team members for your excellent sportsmanship and your love of science! Thank you to the administration at NCHS for their support of the academic extra-curricular competitions! Lastly, a special shout-out to Ms. Luby for helping to transport our students to the Envirothon competition!
Advisor – Mrs. Caroline McCrary – Science Teacher, NCHS