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July 29, 2011

Spartanburg students place 3rd in Canon Envirothon competition

Five students from Spartanburg High School recently competed at the Canon Envirothon competition in New Brunswick, Canada from July 24th-29th. The team placed third overall after their final oral presentation, and tied for first place in Soils. Each team member was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from Canon.

Spartanburg High competed against teams from 44 other states and 9 Canadian provinces. Manitoba, Canada came in 1st; Ontario, Canada - 2nd; South Carolina - 3rd; New Brunswick, Canada - 4th and Connecticut came in 5th. This marks the highest placement of a South Carolina team since participation began in 1997.

The Spartanburg High team was represented by Mary Frances Babrowicz, David Stevens, Hannah Brown, Grace Anne Martin and Kelly Atherton.

The Canon Envirothon is North America’s largest environmental competition for high school students. The annual competition features teams of students representing schools from different provinces and states that have successfully competed and won at their respective state level. The teams, comprised of five students, compete for scholarships by demonstrating knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. South Carolina’s representative, the Spartanburg High School team, scored the highest at the state competition held in May.

For more information about the Envirothon in South Carolina contact Envirothon Coordinator Joy Sullivan.

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