Utah Envirothon Team Attends International Competition in New Brunswick, Canada
Sky View High School FFA students attended the Canon Envirothon from July 23 to July 29 held at Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. They were among teams competing in the week-long North American environmental education competition, sponsored by Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Sky View High School FFA team members, Adam Aguillon, Case Haws, Jared Kunzler, Trent Peterson and Regina Ward joined 54 teams – representing 45 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces and one Canadian territory. Over 270 participants were tested on their knowledge of various environmental issues while competing for a share of more than $125,000 in scholarships and Canon products. Each Canon Envirothon team is made up of five students that previously won their state or provincial competition, coming together to compete in aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, soil and land use. Each year, an additional topic is included based on a current environmental issue. For 2011, the topic was salt and freshwater estuaries.
Since 1997, Canon U.S.A. has been the title sponsor of this annual competition. The Canon Envirothon is the culmination of a series of competitions that began during the past school year and involved more than 500,000 high school students throughout North America. In written tests and oral presentations, starting at the local level, winning teams from schools and organizations competed for the distinction of representing their state, province or territory at the Canon Envirothon.
A five-member team from Manitoba, Canada, claimed victory and the $25,000 first-place prize in the 2011 Canon Envirothon competition. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the Canon Envirothon competition will be held at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennslvania.