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s CHOOL Parkland School hosts Alberta Envirothon


by Mikaela Kuefler

Parkland Composite High School hosted the
Alberta Envirothon from May 11th to the 13th.
Five schools attended and listened to various
speakers during day one of the competition.
During the training session, speakers talked
about subjects such as water quality, soil erosion
and more.
"All the speakers that we bring in are
professionals within their own field. It gives the
kids a chance to talk to them and find out what's
needed to pursue a career in this area," said
teacher Kandel Vick.
Steve Kenyon from Greener Pastures Ranching
discussed what he does as a sustainable farmer
and how he rotates his crops. "He explained how Both teams from Parkland High School await their results from the Alberta Envirothon at PCHS
he has to look after his soil, so the soil produces on May 13. photo Mikaela Kuefler
better," said Vick.
Other speakers representing included the "There was a lot of guest speakers in our pursue careers or post secondary training in
Alberta Trappers who brought in hides for building talking to kids about environmental environmental sciences," said Vick.
students to get hands on experience and a fish issues," said Vick. First and second place went to PCHS teams.
biologist who spoke about conservation and fish Students had testing the next morning and were Students from the first place teams are Robbie
identification. given their scenario in the afternoon. They were Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Harrison Smith,
then given time to prepare their presentations for
Emma Bowman, and Denise Delgado. Students
Congratulate Your ongratulate Your EDSON BOYS & GIRLS the next day. Students were given a hypothetical from the second place teams are Kayla Huxter,
land use/farm to develop and had to provide a
Ryan Huxter, Emma Grant, Tyler Kadutski, and
Holy Redeemeroly Redeemer A GOOD PLACE TO BE management plan to make it a sustainable Francois Mainville.
farming operation.
"The competition was very close. There was
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
"Each group came up with their own take on
less that a percent of grading first place from
the plan to present, saying how it's going to be
second place. The team that won is very excited
Grad!rad! Summer Program Join us this summer for exciting and done, here's the cost, benefits, etc," said Vick. to move on. It's a fantastic opportunity and is a
fun activities for children ages 5-12! We offer out of town
On the final day of the competition, students
and local field trips, as well as crafts, sports, and baking.
chance to go explore another area. They're going
We will be taking trips to Leaman Exchange, Launch Pad,
Telus World of Science, and Whitecourt Rotary Park! To delivered their presentations and were presented to have a lot more studying and practice sessions
register your child, please contact the club by phone at awards. Placements were determined based on to do to get ready to go," said Vick.
(780) 723 7240 or by email at their presentation, field tests, and written tests. First place will represent all of Alberta at the
New Homework and Meal Programs Our afterschool "The students worked very hard. We started our North American Competition in Maryland in
program has two new programs that we have recently studying and our practice sessions in September July.
started! Our Homework Program allows children a quiet
space to work on their homework, practice math, and and have been training intensively all year. I've "In the past, there was upwards to 50 different
Parents, Grandparents,
Parents, Grandparents, read. Books on loan from Edson Public Library, as well as been involved with Envirothon for the past seven teams. One team per province/state that
our smart board make great additions to the space! The
years. It opens up doors for students. It gets them competes. It's huge. The first year I went, I was
Meal Program allows children to prepare a meal at the
Friends and Families
Friends and Families Club and take it home to share with their families! Kids exposed to things that maybe they hadn't been blown away by the intensity of the competition
are learning valuable cooking skills, as well as parents are
thinking of before, different careers that they
and of the sheer number of people that were
treated to a night without having to prepare supper!
place your ad for your special
place your ad for your special Please contact the Club for more information on our might be interested in, and post secondary there. With that experience, I can help better our
exciting new programs!
training that they may need to take. Past alumni
students that are going," said Vick.
grad. Mentoring Program The Boys and Girls Club is offering members from the Envirothon have gone onto
a mentoring program for youth ages 12-16. Youth will be
Deadline to submit ads is May 16. paired with an adult mentor who can offer support,
Deadline to submit ads is May 16.
advice, friendship, and guidance. If you or someone you
Please contact Sue at
Please contact Sue at know would like to be paired with a mentor, please
contact the club by phone at (780) 723 7240 or by email
780-723-5787 or 723-7240
780-723-5787 or
email Proud Sponsor of the
for special grad ad rates.
for special grad ad rates.
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ANCHOR Students at Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School from Kindergarten, Grade one, and two
The 5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 were anxiously waiting for the go ahead to run outside and play on May 15. photo Deanna
Sawyer Keuane is 10 years old. Sawyer said, "I used to go to Damein Johnson is nine years old, goes to Vanier Community
Fulham School but now I go to Evergreen School, where I'm in Catholic School and is in grade two. Damein said, "I like gym and
grade five. Science would have to be my favorite subject. When I math class. I'm still busy deciding what I want to be when I grow up,
grow up I want to be like a construction worker. My favorite food either a movie star or a artist. I like to play games, watch a little
to eat is steak, like cooked the normal way not burnt. If I could YouTube, also with my Lego. My friends are playing this Lego thing
travel any where I think it would be Los Angeles because they have that is kind of like the walking dead. My favorite food would have to
a big city there, and would have pretty cool stuff there." be bananas.”

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