Peach Blossom 4-H Club Competes in 2019 Envirothon Competition

On April 11, 2019, high school students from throughout the state of Delaware descended on the Delaware State University’s Research Farm in Smyrna, Delaware to take part in the 24th annual Envirothon, a team-based outdoor academic competition. The competition challenges high school students’ knowledge and practical application of aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife, air quality, special environmental topics and public speaking. The goal of Envirothon is to prepare students to be future leaders in environmentally related careers, and provide knowledge about the environment. The competition provides experience in real world situations, which fosters sound decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Peach Blossom 4-H Club comprised of team members Leslie Webb, Maci Carter, Leighton Webb, Brielle Carter, and Adam Schiff competed once again as the only non-school based group in the competition and placed 4th overall out of a field of 17 teams, earning a $100 award for the team and individual awards of $20 each.

Prior to the contest teams completed a project in the topic area of air quality and Peach Blossom 4-H Club placed first in the project earning a $150 award sponsored by the DNREC Division of Air Quality. In individual topic areas at the competition Peach Blossom 4-H Club placed first in the oral presentation earning medals for each team member, second in Soils and Land Use which earned the team a $75 award sponsored by the Pocomoke Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society, fourth in Forestry and fifth in the special topic “Agriculture and the Environment”.

Pictured above are Peach Blossom 4-H Club Envirothon Team Members Adam Schiff, Brielle Carter, Leslie Webb, Maci Carter, and Leighton Webb with their awards following the competition.