Natchitoches, LA – Five students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts competed at the Louisiana Envirothon contest on Saturday, April 16, at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge.
The competition is a multidisciplinary, environmental problem-solving contest. Students train and compete in teams of five in several natural resource areas: soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife and a changing yearly current environmental issue.
The current issue for 2016 was invasive species and the team prepared an oral presentation related to the current issue that described a solution to an environmental problem.
The LSMSA team consisted of Bryce Cason, a senior from Denham Springs; Bailey Dixon, a senior from Zachary; Aryiana Moore, a senior from Leesville; Sel Rogers, a senior from Metairie; and Gabrielle Yoes-Favrot, a junior from Gonzales.
The team placed first in the aquatics, current event and oral presentation areas and second overall in the competition.
The students received training and support from Dr. Allison Landry at LSMSA in preparing for the contest.
“Louisiana Envirothon was a great educational and fun event for all of the students involved,” said Landry. “The students extend a thank you to all of the sponsors and hosts of the contest.”