Montague students win Provincial Forest Envirothon
If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.
That’s an old adage some Montague High School students adopted this year and won the Provincial Forest Envirothon.
This was the third year in a row the same five-member team has entered and success was sweet.
“We really worked well as a team this year and we pulled it off,” said Chloe Jardine.
Team members said the first year was a learning experience and the second year nabbed some high marks, but not the championship.
“It was really interesting for us all,’’ said Tara Llewellyn. “We concentrated on invasive species.”
The team was presented the award by Minister of Communities, Land and Environment, Robert Mitchell.
“The Provincial Forest Envirothon is a unique education program that focuses on natural resource sciences such as forestry, soils and land use, water and aquatic ecosystems, and wildlife habitats,” said Mitchell. “I congratulate all Island high school students educating themselves on these important aspects of our environment and wish the students from MRHS the best of luck as they represent our province on the international stage this summer.”
Members of the winning team are Tara Llewellyn, Chloe Jardine, Bethany MacKenzie, Emily Brothers and Amanda Gormley. They will represent Prince Edward Island at the 2016 North American Envirothon in Peterborough, Ontario in July.
Seven teams from five Island high schools competed at the 2016 event which included training days, study programs and a two-day competition at Camp Seggie. This year’s theme Envirothon theme was Invasive Species and their Impacts on our Environment.
Mitchell also recognized the efforts of the team’s teacher/adviser Matthew Killeen as he helped his students prepare for the event. Turn the pages of The Guardian to find Jack Frost, Suzy Snowflake and the Octonauts. Each will have a letter from the alphabet. Collect all six letters, unscramble them to spell a word.