Sidney places 1st, Alliance 2nd in Regional Envirothon

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GORDON, Neb. The Upper Niobrara White Resources District coordinated the 2020 Regional Envirothon Contest on February 5th.

Sidney High School’s team was the highest scoring with Alliance being in 2nd. Sidney will have the opportunity to compete at the state level on April 24th and Alliance will have the opportunity to enter the competition as a wildcard. (Amanda Shepperd)

The contest was held at Gordon City Hall with eight schools from around the Western Panhandle participating including Alliance, Chadron, Crawford, Creek Valley, Garden County, Gordon-Rushville, Leyton and Sidney.

The Envirothon Contest is comprised of seven topics, with each topic having a written test.

The seven topics are: Aquatics, Forestry, Policy, Range, Soils, Wildlife and a Special Topic.

Each test is proctored with 15 minutes allow per test.

Sidney High School’s Team #1 was the highest scoring with Alliance being in 2nd.

Sidney’s team members were: Austin Wood, Felicity Beyer, Gage Yoder, Peyton Lewis and Toni Hiett.

Alliance’s team members were: Cord McBride, Dezyrae Hausmann, Kaigan McBride, Keegan Grant and Logan Leistritz.

Sidney High School will have the opportunity to compete at the state level on April 24th and Alliance will have the opportunity to enter the competition as a wildcard.