Baldwin team placed third at Envirothon


Photo courtesy Krystal Schulte

Seniors Sam Petrovich and Steph Ochs, along with freshmen Morgan Houser and Gavin McArdle, won third place at the Envirothon.

Kenzie Hirt and Sam Tobiczyk

A team of Baldwin students placed third on Friday in the Envirothon run by the Allegheny Conservation District.

Seniors Sam Petrovich and Stephany Ochs as well as freshmen Morgan Houser and Gavin McArdle each won a $250 scholarship for taking third. In addition to the money, each team member won a small tree to take home.

“The Envirothon competition is unique because it offers hands-on experience in sciences, and promotes important issues like conservation of natural resources and the wildlife that inhabits it,” gifted teacher Krystal Schulte said.

Houser gave credit to Petrovich for his strong performance at the event.

“Sam Petrovich was the only one who knew anything about forestry,” she said. However, others were able to use their knowledge for the other subjects, such as wildlife, aquatics, and current events.

Schulte said the team worked well together.

“The cooperation between freshman and seniors to tackle thinking problems was admirable,” she said.