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Halifax envirothon team headed to state competition

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.