On Friday, April 15, the Yorktown High School Envirothon team won third place of 33 teams participating. Students Michael Beechert, Emma Iaconetti, Alex Liu, Dave Lu, Maya Rau-Murthy and Miwa Wenzel participated. The primary goal of the Envirothon is to learn about the natural environment so as to become stewards of the land.
This hands-on environmental education competition includes five-member teams of high school students from schools within ten counties who work together in hopes of winning scholarships and awards. In preparation for the event, students develop research skills, practice team building, and gain an appreciation for consensus decision making.
YHS Envirothon Team, from left to right: Alex Liu, Dave Liu, Michael Beechert, Emma Iaconetti and Maya Rau-Murthy. Not pictured: Alternate Miwa Wenzel. Photo courtesy YCSD.