Students and advisers from the Luxemburg-Casco Envirothon teams are, front row from left, Alisha Hendricks, Emily Johnson, Erin Lenss, Tristan Kolb, Autumn LeGrave, Cameron Derenne, Kathy Frisk, Charles Frisk, and back row, Cassidy Salentine, Emma Wallander, Dakota Hitchner, Isaiah Norton.
Two Luxemburg-Casco teams competed in the Wisconsin State Envirothon Competition held on April 17 at the Treehaven Natural Resources Education Center outside of Tomahawk.
The L-C Envirothon team consisting of Dakota Hitchner, Autumn LeGrave, Tristan Kolb, Emma Wallander, and Alisha Hendricks placed first in the team presentation and overall in the high school division. The team of Cassidy Salentine, Erin Lenss, Cameron Derenne, Isaiah Norton, and Emily Johnson place fourth.
Envirothon is a competition testing the students' knowledge of forestry, wildlife, soils, and water resources. The students compete at four outdoor test stations, which were moved inside this year due to snow, and also do an oral presentation on a particular environmental problem. This year's oral problem was on "Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown Foods".
The competition was particularly close this year. Middleton won the forestry and aquatic resources categories, L-C won the soils and wildlife, so it came down to the oral test, which L-C won by only four points out of a possible 200 to claim the championship. The advisers for the teams are Charles and Kathy Frisk.
The Wisconsin Envirothon is a program of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association Inc.'s Youth and Education Committee.