PBHS team wins state Envirothon contest

The Peabody-Burns FFA Chapter won the Kansas Envirothon competition April 10 at the Webster Conference Center in Salina.

The Kansas Envirothon is an outdoor, environmental high school competition where students learn and are tested on soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics and a current issue consisting of “Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate.”

Students from Peabody-Burns High School that participated were Derek Benson, Ben Jantzen, Jason Unruh, Duane Unruh and Ryan Wiebe. Their sponsor is Sonya Roberts.

The team placed first in forestry, wildlife and aquatics. They were second in current issue and third in soils.

By placing first overall at state, the team earned a trip to the international Envirothon competition in Winnipeg, Man., July 23-29.

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