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Sep 01

Local High School Represents WA State At National Envirothon Competition

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 9:19 AM by Allan Warren

SAMI-A_ChampsThe Pierce Conservation District was proud to support the Pierce County Envirothon teams from Eatonville, Sumner, and Puyallup High Schools and Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute (SAMI) at the South Puget Sound regional Envirothon meet on May 7.  All put in strong showings, and the SAMI-Team A took first place for the fourth time in the past five years, winning them a trip to State.

With no signs of slowing down, SAMI won the Washington State Envirothon meet at the end of May, taking the top score in the oral presentation on this year’s current topic, Urban & Community Forestry, and placing ahead of Garfield-Palouse and Mark Morris High Schools for the opportunity to attend Nationals in Missouri.

Held during the last week of July, the national competition proved to be a fun and exciting challenge for the Washington State team.  Competing against 51 other teams from across the U.S. and Canada, SAMI finished 32nd, and recorded their highest score of the event in the current issue topic. 

Congratulations to SAMI for representing Pierce County and Washington State at this national event.  If you are interested in learning more about Envirothon, local competitions, or how to start a team, contact Jayme Gordon at jaymeg@piercecountycd.org or (253) 845-9770 ext. 102.