Good job, good luck OHS team

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Oxford High School’s Envirothon team has competed successfully all the way up to the national level.

Over the weekend the team competed at the state level against 19 other teams and took first place. It is now preparing for a six-day national competition in Ontario, Canada.

Envirothon is a hands-on program brought into the schools thanks to the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts. Volunteers and environment personnel work with high school-age students to teach them environmental insights and natural resource management.    

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“This year’s State Envirothon was one of the best we’ve ever had, and the hard work of the teams was reflected in the scores,” Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission Executive Director Mark Gilbert said. “We’re very excited about Oxford High School going to the North American Competition in Canada.”

We congratulate the team, with winning members Andrew Brown, Kayla Owens, Joanna Bu, Calendula Cheng and Raina Woolworth. We wish you well on your upcoming Canadian competition and hope you sow seeds of success for future Envirothon teams at OHS.