Central Columbia Environmental Class Captures Envirothon Championship


Ten students representing the Central Columbia Agricultural/Environmental Science Program competed in the 2019 Susquehanna Valley Regional Envirothon held at Shikellamy State Park.  Students competed in five main areas including: Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, Aquatics and the Current Issue. Each of these areas required the students to complete a knowledge exam and then apply knowledge to a hands-on activity. The winning team from each county will represent their county at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Envirothon held at the University of Pitt-Johnstown Campus in Johnstown, PA.  The Central Columbia Team of Mackenzie Fish, Isaac Gensemer, Codi Young, Owen Yorty and Cody Lehman captured not only the Columbia County Championship but also the overall Five County Championship.  Congrats to these students for an outstanding performance.  This team will now represent Columbia County as well as Central Columbia School District at the state event on May 21 and May 22. Other students that competed were: Anna Ferdock, Gavin Wagner, Lucas Zimmerman, Josh Reifer and Hunter Valles.

Isaac Gensemer, Cody Lehman, Owen Yorty, Codi Young, Mackenzie Fish, Josh Reifer, Lucas Zimmerman, Gavin Wagner, Hunter Valles and Anna Ferdock pose with the regional sign along the banks of the Susquehanna River.

Here students, Josh Reifer, Lucas Zimmerman, Hunter Valles, Gavin Wagner, and Anna Ferdock listen to instructions at the Soils Section of the 2019 Susquehanna Valley Regional Envirothon.

While at the 2019 Susquehanna Valley Regional Envirothon students had the opportunity to view up close a live Pennsylvania Black Bear that was caught by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Codi Young, Mackenzie Fish, Owen Yorty and Isaac Gensemer  pose with their winnings following their championship at the 2019 Susquehanna Valley Regional Envirothon.  This team is displaying the travel trophy which is awarded to overall Envirothon winning team as well as their individual winnings of the Forestry Section and Soils Section. The Central Columbia teams have now captured the overall championship the past two years.

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