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Paul Laurence Dunbar team captures third straight Kentucky Envirothon championship


A team from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School recorded the top scores in soils, current issue, forestry, and oral presentation in securing the school’s third consecutive championship in the Kentucky Envirothon.

The winning team included seniors Theo Livas, Jinny Han, Jasmine Liu, Lucy Yang, and George Simpson (pictured, left to right). A group from Fayette County Public Schools has now won the state Envirothon for five consecutive years and six of the past seven.

Dunbar’s Theo Livas (left), Jinny Han, Jasmine Liu, Lucy Yang, and George Simpson (Photo Provided)

Dunbar’s Theo Livas (left), Jinny Han, Jasmine Liu, Lucy Yang, and George Simpson (Photo Provided)

Dunbar’s “B” team, made up of juniors, placed third in the May 18-19 state competition, and the “C” team of sophomores finished fourth.

The Lake Cumberland 4-H Education and Leadership Center in Jabez hosted the contest, where students demonstrated their knowledge of Kentucky’s natural resources at five field stations, also including aquatics and wildlife.

The winning Dunbar team will represent Kentucky this summer at the National Conservation Foundation’s North American Envirothon in Toronto, Canada.

Through experiments, analysis, and critical thinking, and with the support of natural resource professionals, these competitions train students in environmental problem-solving.

For questions or to help with sponsorship, contact team adviser Carly Burton with the Fayette County Conservation District.

From Fayette County Public Schools Communications


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