A team of five high school students from Housatonic Valley High School in Falls Village, Connecticut are the winners of the 2007 Canon Envirothon.
The winners were announced Friday, August 3rd, during closing ceremonies of the weeklong North American environmental education competition held at Hobart & William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y, and sponsored by Canon USA.
At the Envirothon 2007, more than 260 teenagers from more than 40 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces studied environmental issues and resource conservation, while competing for a share of more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes.
The top team from Connecticut received a total of $25,000 in Canon scholarships along with Canon photographic equipment for their advisor and sponsoring organizations to use in science education.
The Northern York High School from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania won 2nd place ($20,000 and Canon equipment), while the Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware got 3rd place ($15,000 and Canon equipment).
The fourth place team, Parkway North High School from St. Louis, Missouri, received $10,000 and Canon equipment. The fifth place team, High Tech High School from North Bergen, New Jersey, received $7,500 and Canon equipment.