May 20, 2019
Boyce students finish second at Junior Envirothon
A team of Boyce Middle School fifth graders finished second at the Allegheny County 2019 Junior Envirothon held May 17, 2019, at South Park. Team members included Sara Gillespie, captain; Ayan Amin; Tony Chen; Lylah Kateeb; and Ben Whiteford.
The Boyce team, named the Wildwoods, competed against 200 other students from Allegheny County. Boyce students were coached by Susan Fleckenstein, gifted and enrichment resource teacher.
This year marked the second year for the event, which is sponsored by the Allegheny County Conservation District. The Junior Envirothon was created to help increase knowledge and interest in the county and state Envirothon competitions that are held at the high school level.
It is a fun, academic event that challenges students to think critically about their roles in the natural world. The program is designed to cultivate a desire in students to learn more about aquatic ecology, forestry, soil and land use, wildlife and current environmental issues.