- Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 17:59
Mr. Dan Giger, gifted support teacher at TJHS, recently designed and organized the first-ever local Junior Envirothon competition. The Junior Envirothon was held on April 6 at the Home Economics building in South Park for elementary and middle school students.
The goal of the competition was to engage students and to help them better Pennsylvania’s ecology as well as generate awareness for the high school level Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition. Mr. Giger collaborated with the Allegheny County Conservation District and structured the Junior Envirothon exactly like the upper-level competition, in which teams of five students compete in field testing using their knowledge of wildlife, aquatics, forestry, soil, and a current event.
The Junior Envirothon included students from several districts in grades 4 through 8, and West Jefferson Hills’ elementary and middle school teams took top honors! Out of 17 teams that competed, McClellan Elementary placed first and third in the elementary division, and PHMS actually took first AND second place in the middle school division.