Five students from Southwest Valley (Corning) High School have won the 24th Iowa Envirothon competition.
Decorah High School's "Fungus Amongus" team won one of the five competition categories--the state forestry category. The Decorah HS team included Rachel Bonner, Josie Kleckner, Sydney Landstrom, Natalie Tapscott and Owen Burgdorf-Hibbs. A second Decorah HS team also competed—"Team 99," whose members include Edwin Holyoake, Noah Lovelace, Meg Sessions, Helen Weis, and Lauren Myli.
Marshalltown High School took second place overall and Louisa-Muscatine FFA Gold finished third in the 15-team competition.
Southwest Valley will now compete at the national competition at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, July 28th through August 2nd
This year's current topic dealt with the new technologies needed in agriculture to protect the soil for future generations while providing the food necessary for an increasing population. Each team is required to present a 15 minute speech about their designed plan outlining their recommendations and possible solutions to meet the current topic challenges.