April 13, 2010

State of Alabama
Press Release: Forestry Commission, Alabama

Oak Mountain High School Wins Environmental Competition

Oak Mountain High School participated in the Alabama Envirothon State Competition held April 8 - 10 at the 4-H Center in Columbiana. Members of the team included Sarah Ashworth, Colbie Davis, Mary Scott Hodgin, Andrea Munoz, and Erin Schopke. The team’s advisors are Tim Evans and Jennie Gandy. Envirothon State Competition sponsors include: Legacy, Inc., RC&D Councils, Soil and Conservation Districts, Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Canon, Inc.

Envirothon educates students in current real-life environmental issues, incorporating concerns for soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry and this year’s current issue – protection of groundwater through urban, agricultural and environmental planning. It combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experiences that enhance a student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In addition to being named Overall State Champions, Oak Mountain placed first in aquatics and forestry with team test scores in the individual events. Oak Mountain representing Shelby County has placed overall either first or second at state competition the past eight years including an unprecedented five straight state titles from 2003 - 2007!

The team will travel to Canon North American Envirothon where they will compete against State and Providence winners from across the United States and Canada. The event will be held on the Campus of California State University, Fresno, California August 1 – 6, 2010.

Tim Evans
Science Department Chair
Environmental Science Curriculum
Oak Mountain High School
5476 Caldwell Mill Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

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