Decorah Envirothon team members heading to state include, from left, front row: Laura Munkel, Nick VandeKrol, Holt Johansen, Alexis Hove, Rebecca Alcock, Will Yahr, Corrina Bruns, Gabby Bruns, Amanda Taylor andCourtney Robinson; Second row: Daiton Tietz, Rebecka Green, Parker Fretheim, Tess Olinger, Simon Cropp, Shelby Stalberger, Issac Marquadt, Caleb Ulring, Devvin Schroeder and Hannah Rooney; Back row: Josie Jewell, Claire Breitenstein, Mitch Burggraf, Emily Alcock and Gavin Nimrod. (Submitted photo)
Two Decorah Envirothon teams will head to state competition Monday, April 15.
Five Envirothon teams from Decorah recently competed in the regional Envirothon
contest held at the Kirkwood campus in Iowa City with a trip to the state meet at stake.
Four teams from Decorah scored high enough to qualify for the state meet based on their regional scores. However, due to past success by Decorah teams, the "Decorah Rule" was put in a few years ago that limits a school to only two teams participating at the state meet.
Two teams will represent Decorah Monday, April 15, at Springbrook State Park near Guthrie Center.'
The teams advancing include "Supafly," consisting of Claire Breitenstein, Emily Alcock, Mitch Burggraf, Gavin Nimrod and Josie Jewell, which received top score on the aquatics test, and the "Eagles," consisting of Hannah Rooney, Rebecka Green, Devvin Schroeder, Daiton Tietz and Parker Fretheim, which receive the top score on the wildlife test.
The winning team at the state contest will qualify for a trip to the International Canon Envirothon held in Bozeman, Mont. in August. The Canon Envirothon is North America's largest environmental competition testing students on their knowledge of aquatics, forestry, soils and wildlife.