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Published May 06, 2008, 12:00 AM

WHS Envirothon teams dominate region contest

WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School FFA teams took first and third place last week at the regional Envirothon contest at Camden State Park near Lynd.

By: Julie Buntjer, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School FFA teams took first and third place last week at the regional Envirothon contest at Camden State Park near Lynd.

The five-member teams competed April 30 in the contest, which included wildlife, soils, forestry and aquatics judging, as well as a 10-minute presentation on a current event.

Both teams will now advance to the State Envirothon, hosted by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, on May 14 in Fergus Falls.

Envirothon team members had been preparing for the contest since early April, practicing both during school and in the evenings. Their 10-minute presentation involved writing a proposal for a fictitious recreational trail for offhighway vehicles. Both WHS FFA Advisor Jeff Rogers and Dan Livdahl, administrator of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, assisted the WHS teams, while the Nobles County Soil and Water Conservation District assisted with funding for the competition.

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