Students Participate in Regional Envirothon Competition

Nineteen 7th and 8th grade Sartell Middle School students recently participated in the Region 2 Junior Envirothon competition held at the Prairie Woods Environmental Center in Spicer.  The competition is sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation District’s of Area IV.  The Envirothon is a competitive event for middle and high school students who work together in teams of 4-5 to compete in natural resources knowledge during a hands – on field day event.  Resource subject areas include Wetlands/Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and this years current events topic was “Sustainable Farming”.

SMS participants worked together with guest speakers to practice for the competition.  Sartell Middle School teams brought home trophies for 1st and 2nd place in the overall competition.

1st place team members included: Aiden Speckhard, Kylie Zochert, Elana Johnson, Austin Grundhofer and Alex Bertsch. 

2nd place team members included:  Tarah Rosendahl, Sarah Schmitz, Izzy Kucala, Alexis Koltes and Faith Wannarka.

The middle school teams were supervised by Lori Dornburg, Academic Extensions Coordinator and Gina Anderson, 7th grade science teacher.

Sartell High School was represented by one team under the supervision of  Science teacher Ben Hoffman.  The SMS team of  Jarret Janu, Rory Spanier, Jaden Ludwig, Bridget Maas and McKenzie Stanley placed 3rd overall in the Senior division and will advance to state competition on May 19th at St. John’s University in Collegeville.