Emma said one of her goals in high school was to be on a state championship team. Today, her team won the Iowa Envirothon championship. The photo and story below are from a press release from the school. Emma’s contribution was to envision a rotational grazing plan for 186 acres of pasture.
Marshalltown High School is once again the state Envirothon champion.
MHS Team 1, comprised of juniors Abby Snyder, Adam Willman and Ilene Finn and seniors Joe Metzger and Emma Runquist placed first at the state contest Monday, April 15, at Springbrook State Park in Guthrie Center. The team placed first in Wildife and Oral Presentation categories, placing overall ahead of Des Moines FFA by 3.75 points.
The title earns them a trip to the North American championship this summer in Bozeman, Montana.
Sixteen teams competed at the state competition, and about 60 teams competed at statewide regional competitions. The contest consisted of four outdoor stations covering forestry, wildlife, soils, and aquatics as well as a 15-minute oral presentation on this year’s current issue of range-land management.