A group of Oxon Hill High School students took home the Prince George’s County title in the 2012 Prince George’s Envirothon on April 25, and are preparing to represent the county in the state competition.
The Envirothon is an annual competition to test student knowledge on natural resources. It was held at the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center in Brandywine.
Teams of high school students were tested in five different areas including wildlife, aquatics, soils, forestry and water stewardship.
The Maryland state Envirothon will be held at St. James School in St. James June 20 and 21.
“Our goal is to educate as many students and teachers as possible on the importance of conserving our natural resources, in turn, helping the environment,” said program coordinator Debra A. Sandlin.
The students in the winning Oxon Hill team were Yolanda King, Naomi Nelson, Andrew Witko, Michael McCormick, Candace Cooke, Katrina Cortez, Rotimi Babalola and Sheikisha Jenkins.