Enloe High School’s Envirothon team won third place at the 2012 Envirothon – the environmental education event’s international-level competition.
After becoming state champions earlier this year, the Enloe team earned the second-highest oral presentation score and tied for the top score in the wildlife contest at the international competition, held at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.
Each of the five team members – team captain Rachel Smoak, Vineet Gopinathan, Stephanie Huang, Prakhar Naithani and Rebecca Wall – won $3,000 in scholarships, an engraved plaque and products from sponsor Canon for their school and local sponsor, the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District.
At the Envirothon, the teams participate in training sessions and then are tested in areas such as soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife,and current environmental issues. Part of the competition is a 20-minute oral presentation addressing the event’s annual theme. This year, the theme was low-impact development.