MHS places fourth at state Envirothon competition


Members of the Marshalltown High School Envirothon team which placed fourth in the state finals include, from left, Zyrus Whitehead, Monica Carroll, Ben Harris, Emily Sickles and Jasmine Mendoza.

Marshalltown High School placed fourth in the state Envirothon competition, which was held at the YMCA Camp of Des Moines in Boone on April 16. MHS placed first in the oral presentation category with their management plan for the Marietta Sand Prairie. The team also placed first in the wildlife category.

The contest consisted of five tests: wildlife, soils, aquatics, forestry and this year’s current topic of rangeland management as well as an oral presentation based on a challenge that each team had to come up with a management plan for a local prairie. Over 60 teams from across the state competed in six district contests. The top 16 scoring teams qualified to compete at the state finals.  

“I am very proud of this group of students who, despite their incredibly busy schedules, were able to pull off such a high finish,” said MHS Extended Learning Program teacher Susan Fritzell.