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2023 ND State Envirothon Winners Announced

BHS 1st Place
1st Place Bismarck High School
Bismarck High School “Water Boatmen,” coached by Valerie Smallbeck and Dominique Bondley, sponsored by the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District, received top honors at the 23rd Annual North Dakota State Envirothon Competition. The event was held May 10-12, 2023 at Crystal Springs camp in North Dakota. Team members are Brooke Bondley, Jake Havelka, Marin Trayner, Ethan Thurn, and Theresa Horning.

A total of 100 students from around the state were challenged on their knowledge and skills about natural resources and the environment. The scores received from 4 trail tests and an oral presentation determined the team who will represent North Dakota at the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon Competition, on the Mount Allison University campus in Tantramar, New Brunswick, Canada July 23-29, 2023.

Second place honors went to Minot High School “Cormorant Comrades,” Envirothon Team, coached by Joe Super, sponsored by the Ward County Soil Conservation District. Team members are Madison Harris, Mikiyas Asmamaw, Arwa Alakech, Lucky Patel, and Bolutife Omole.

Third place honors went to the West Fargo High School “Western Meadowlarks,” Envirothon Team, coached by Amanda Oanes, sponsored by the Cass County Soil Conservation District. Team members are Sam Melling, Ella Montplaisir, Taylor McElroy, Alessa Herrera Grant, and Logal Griffin.

Minot 2nd Place (1)
2nd Place Minot High School

Bismarck High School Envirothon Team “Water Boatmen” took top honors on the Oral Presentation and Prairie/Forestry test portions of the competition.

Minot High School “Cormorant Comrades,” scored the highest on the Aquatics and Soils test portions of the competition. West Fargo High School “Western Meadow Larks,” scored the highest on the Wildlife test portion of the competition.

The Envirothon is a problem-solving natural resource competition for high school students. Teams consisting of five members in grades 9-12, from a school, organization or club, study in the areas of prairie/forestry, soil, water, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. Team members demonstrate proven concepts of hands-on education combined with the excitement of effective educational tools, which will help our schools to nurture environmentally aware students and meet the immediate need to teach more environmental natural resource education.

The North Dakota Envirothon is a North Dakota non profit 501© 3 organization. We partner with local, state and federal agencies, organizations, private business and Soil Conservation Districts to educate high school students annually. For more information, contact Andrea Petersen, North Dakota Envirothon Coordinator, 720-384-5817.

West Fargo 3rd Place
3rd Place West Fargo High School
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