Envirothon team secures spot as regional alternates

Courtesy of Ms. DenHartog

Juniors Arianna Talaie, Sun Park, Christy Meyer, and Devon Clark, and sophomore Peter Habran, work on the scavenger hunt.

Arianna Talaie, Feature Editor

Two individual teams, Green and Gold, represented Langley at the Fairfax County Envirothon districts competition this past Friday against several other local high schools. Throughout the three-hour competition, each group performed an oral presentation that discussed curbing nitrogen emissions and methods in which communities can ensure pollution reduction.

The teams also ventured on a scavenger-like race to complete written tests at five different stations: forestry, wildlife, estuaries, soils and aquatics. “The forestry stop was definitely my favorite because my teammate Devon Clark measured five trees in ten minutes,” said junior Sun Park. Once written test scores and oral presentation points were totaled up, Langley was notified that their Gold team had earned third place, and a spot as regional alternates

“After walking around the park and finishing the competition, I learned so much about our local environment and got the full experience of nature,” said junior Julia Chura. Although Langley will not automatically advance to regionals, the Evirothon still proved a success in exposing Virginia’s environmental threats and conservation techniques.  

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