May 4, 2017 News Release: Carmichaels team wins Greene County Envirothon, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania





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News Release

County of Greene, Pennsylvania
Contact: JoAnne Marshall
Communications Director
724-852-5210


Carmichaels team wins Greene County Envirothon
FOR RELEASE — May 4, 2017

DILLINER, PA — Sixty high school students from Greene County's five school districts competed in the 30th annual Greene County Envirothon held Wednesday, May 3, at Hunting Hills. Teams of five students tested their environmental knowledge in the areas of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics and the 2017 current issue, Agriculture Soil & Water Conservation Stewardship.

Carmichaels Team #1

Pictured, from l. to r., are Tom Headlee and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors; Megan Wojtowicz, team advisor; team members Ryan Swartz (10th grade), Christina Adams (9th grade), Kaleb Wilson (12th grade), Joey Kurincak (10th grade) and Brady Watters (12th grade); team advisor Kevin Willis; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation; Mike Belding and Bradley Eisiminger, GCCD Board of Directors; and Sally and Roy Sisler, Hunting Hills.

Carmichaels #2 Team

Pictured, from l. to r., are Tom Headlee and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors; Megan Wojtowicz, team advisor; team members Jacob Hair (10th grade), Victoria Sullivan (9th grade), Finnegan Dobosh (10th grade), Steven Zacoi (10th grade) and Emily Zacoi (9th grade); team advisor Kevin Willis; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation; Mike Belding and Bradley Eisiminger, GCCD Board of Directors; and Sally and Roy Sisler, Hunting Hills.

Carmichaels #3 Team

Pictured, from l. to r., are Tom Headlee and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors; Megan Wojtowicz, team advisor; team members Amaris Diamond (9th grade), Bradley Walker (9th grade), Katelyn Sinn (11th grade), Cole Newland (9th grade) and Alexis Feather (9th grade); team advisor Kevin Willis; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation; Mike Belding and Bradley Eisiminger, GCCD Board of Directors; and Sally and Roy Sisler, Hunting Hills.]

Carmichaels Team #1 won this year's competition with a score of 452 points out of a possible 500 points. Team members Christina Adams, Joseph Kurincak, Ryan Swartz, Brady Watters and Kaleb Wilson with team advisors Kevin Willis and Megan Wojtowicz will represent Greene County at the PA Envirothon, which is scheduled for May 23 and 24 at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown in Cambria County.

Carmichaels Team #2, consisting of students Finnegan Dobosh, Jacob Hair, Victoria Sullivan, Emily Zacoi and Stephen Zacoi with advisors Willis and Wojtowicz, earned second place with a score of 402.

The third-place team was Carmichaels Team #3, which included students Amaris Diamond, Alexis Feather, Cole Newland, Katelyn Sinn and Bradley Walker with advisors Willis and Wojtowicz. The team earned 377 points.

The Greene County Envirothon is organized each year by the Greene County Conservation District and is funded through various donations and grants including EQT Foundation, Community Foundation of Greene County, PA Envirothon, Hunting Hills, Dominion Energy, Mark IV, Southside Deli and Rice Energy Inc. Each student on the winning team secured a $500 college scholarship funded by donations made by these organizations and the Greene County Conservation District.

In addition to the continued financial support of sponsors and, other partners that made the event successful include Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader; Phil Evans and Kimberlee Moninger, U.S.D.A. NRCS; Russ Gibbs, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry; William Wentzel, Greene County Conservation District; Chuck Kubasik, PA Department of Environmental Protection; Eric Davis, PA Fish and Boat Commission; and Jeremy Febinger and Bill Lubich, PA Game Commission.

For more information on the Greene County Envirothon, call the Greene County Conservation District at 724-852-5278.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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