Local team places second in Envirothon

The Delaware Area Career Center’s Big Walnut FFA team earned second place out of 50 teams at the recent Area 5 Envirothon, which was held at Liberty Park in Hillsboro. The Envirothon is a high school competition designed to stimulate, reinforce, and enhance student interest in the environment and natural resources through onsite, hands-on tests about soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology, and current environmental issues. The Big Walnut FFA team earned a trip to the Ohio Envirothon on June 11-12 at Cedarville University in Greene County. The champion team also has the honor of competing at the National Envirothon July 22-28 at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Pictured, left to right, are Big Walnut FFA team members Troy Herrel, Ben Kessler, Austin Cheadle, Gabby Adair, Lex Marvin and coach Matt Wallschleager. To learn more about participating in Envirothon, call 740-368-1921.