2021 State Envirothon set for April 23
BY KATHY DOUGAN, MSWCC
Hazardous weather and pandemic precautions prompted MSWCC to cancel the four Area Envirothon competitions, which were scheduled to be held March 25.
In order to continue with the competition in Mississippi this year, the Envirothon Steering Committee has invited all 25 area teams slated for the area event to participate in the State Competition , Envirothon Coordinator Chelsey Gazaway said.
The State Envirothon Competition will take place on Friday, April 23, 2021, at the FFA Center in Raymond.
“We are looking forward to the event. There is a lot of work put into Envirothon and I can’t wait to see everyone’s hard work pay off the day of the competition. I feel like all of the students who compete walk away with so much information that they may not have learned elsewhere,” Gazaway said.
“With all of the issues that we have worked through this year related to having this competition during the pandemic, we regret that we had to cancel the area competitions due to severe weather,” MSWCC Bureau Director Nick Ivy said. “But priority No. 1 is the safety of the students, staff, teachers, and volunteers, and so we had to make that tough call.
“But do not be discouraged, because we have modified our state competition so that all teams can compete and have the opportunity to experience this great event.”
In February 2021, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Board of Trustees and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the 2021-NCF-Envirothon annual competition will be held in a completely virtual format because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Competition will be held April 23, 2021, at the FFA Center, Raymond.