On Thursday, September 28, students from Tescott High School competed in the 17th annual regional EcoMeet at Salina’s Indian Rock Park. EcoMeet is a scholarship competition for students interested in wildlife biology in Kansas. Students compete in four areas. Teams are tested over their general knowledge of a Kansas ecosystem (tall-grass prairie this year) and knowledge of a specific group of wildlife (reptiles and amphibians this year). Teams then compete in a scavenger hunt to test their ability to locate and identify native plants and animals. Finally, teams perform an interpretive skit to demonstrate their ability to communicate information to an audience. Teams from an eight county area participated at this year’s regional competition in both team and individual competition. The THS team of Logan Srna, Remington Peterson, Danni Ehlers, and Braydon Peterson placed second overall and won $300 in scholarships. The THS team of Cody Flax, Zach Perry, Kylie Flax, and Alexis Wheeler placed third overall and won $200 in scholarships. Kylie Flax won third place in the individual tall grass prairie test.
Both Tescott teams qualified to compete at the State EcoMeet to be held at Camp Webster in Salina on Thursday, November 2.