A team of Fox Chapel Area High School seniors recently won first place in the 2022 Allegheny County Envirothon competition. The team members qualified for the state competition and they are Maia Gravina, Sydney Inglis, Aurora Sauereisen, Kaylee Uribe, and Anushka Vis. Each member of the winning team will receive a $500 scholarship.
For the Allegheny County Envirothon, teams of high school students compete in field testing using their knowledge in five topic areas – soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and environmental issues. A total of 18 teams of students in grades nine-twelve from high schools across Allegheny County participated in the competition which was held April 29 at Boyce Park and was sponsored by the Allegheny County Conservation District. The state competition testing event will be held in late May onsite at Camp Mount Luther in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, and a virtual question and answer component will be held in mid-May. Teams of high school students from across the state will participate.