Fort Frye FFA attends Envirothon competition

Fort Frye FFA members recently attended the state Envirothon contest. Team members include Cameron Hupp, Skylar Kell, Josh Zwick, Haley Tornes, Brayden Heiss and coached by FFA Advisor Lisa Lang.

The Envirothon is a contest for high school students and is sponsored by the 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Ohio, along with the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Each team is given an allotted amount of time to complete written tests while rotating through four natural resource stations. Tests cover soils, aquatics, forestry and wildlife, with a chosen current environmental issue (CEI) addressed at each of the stations as well. The 2016 CEI was invasive species.

Fort Frye competed at a competition back in May, placing second out of nearly 50 teams from 16 counties in our area. From each of the five areas in the state, the top four teams then have the opportunity to compete at the state level, this year held at Bowling Green State University. The two-day event consists of station testing on the first day and giving oral presentations the second day on a topic chosen by the state envirothon committee.