On May 8th, students from LRIS, Bucher, and Reidenbaugh participated in the Lancaster County Junior Envirothon Competition at Lancaster County Park. On May 9th, students from our Middle School participated in the competition. Students worked after school from January to May learning about four topics: Trees, Mammals, Birds, and Forest Management in Lancaster County. The Envirothon program is meant to enhance and reinforce the state Science and Technology Environment and Ecology standards. Below is a recap of how are students performed at the annual competition.
Landis Run Intermediate School
LRIS had a wonderful day at 2019 Envirothon! All four teams were in the top 3 places!
The 5th grade Sassy Frassys were excited to win first place. Ellie Oberle, Jaelynn Niedermyer, Emma Kelley, and Caroline Nachtigall were on the team.
The 5th grade “Perky Porcupines” were awarded with a 3rd place. The team members were Simon Dumser, Ella Himelfarb, Garrett Kurtz, and Gabe Sheaffer.
The “Cunning Coyotes” 6th grade team came in first and had the competition’s highest score. They were Katie Benson, Lily Briner, Shalika Satish, Sophia Shorter, and Imogen Crumbling.
The 6th grade “Winning Weasels” placed 2nd overall. They had the top score with birds. On the team were Jacob Gerhard, Addy Beyer, Corban Gibson, Michael Gallagher, and Jackson Adams.
All of the LRIS teams were coached by Steve Linner and Susan Mooney.
Two of Bucher’s teams placed in the top five!
“T.E.A.L. Titmouse” places 2nd out of 12 teams. The team members were: Allie Rombach, Toby Stone, Larry Nguyen, and Ethan Savko. Additionally, this team also had the highest score at the Forest Management station out of all 45 teams competing from 3rd-6th grade.
“Forest Foxes” placed 4th out of 12 teams. Team members were Cala Miller, Aliya Ivanov, Jocelin Schmehl, and Emre Dogan.
Coaches for the Bucher teams were fourth grade teachers Lexi Ketterman and Carrie Denlinger.
All four teams – the 4th grade Wise Weasels and Feisty Foxes, and 3rd grade Big Bad Bats and Fantastic Flying Squirrels, worked very hard and had good, solid scores.
The “Wise Weasels” were Oscar Anderson, Nick Drew, and Ben Doumaux. Their team scored well – especially in birds and mammals. The “Feisty Foxes” members were Rain Davies, Amna Masood, Mia Kline, and Yara Rodriguez. Their strong areas were mammals and forest management.
The “Big Bad Bats” were Chase Fletcher, Brenden Fletcher, Nate Fletcher, and Griffin Huber. They were happy with their 5th place score for points and became experts in trees. Special recognition goes to the Fantastic Flying Squirrels who awarded with 2nd place. They were Heidi Barrell, Anneliese Phillips, Savannah Kurtz, Alexandra Nachtigall, and Bridget Dolan.
The teams were coached by Steve Linner.
Manheim Township Middle School
Manheim Township Middle School’s Envirothon team had a successful day at the 2019 Middle School Envirothon competition held on May 9, 2019 at Lancaster County Park, placing first overall as well as first in the trees and plants category.
The “Polar Opposite” team members (shown left to right) were: Maura ‘Mal’ Barber, Krishna Chinnasamy, Long Tran and Elizabeth ‘Lily’ Disanto.
The team was coached by Mitchell Boring and Dr. Monica Daniel-Barber.
The Lancaster County Middle School Envirothon is designed for students in 7-8. Students compete in grade level teams of 5 students to demonstrate their understanding of four learning topics including forestry, aquatics, current topic, and wildlife.