- Last Updated on 03:01 PM 05/07/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Halifax County High School students recently swept first place in the 2012 Area V Dominion Envirothon competition, presented by Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Dominion Envirothon is a statewide high school competition consisting of five “in-the-field” test stations – soils, wildlife, aquatics, forestry and a current environmental issue – where teams complete both written and hands-on exercises.
During oral presentations, the teams presented their solutions on the issue of “nonpoint source pollution-low impact development” before industry and natural resource professionals serving as judges.
The Halifax team will go on to the state competition May 20-21 at James Madison University.
The state competition is funded by a $42,000 grant from The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion.