2008 Texas Envirothon

John Cooper School
The overall winner of the 2008 Texas Envirothon is John Cooper School, Team A. Students on the winning team are Kevin Bennett, Ranjeet Paul, Alex Valderrama, Andrew Ghazi, and Varsha Reddy.

The John Cooper School Wins at 2008 Texas Envirothon

The Texas State Envirothon was held April 12 through 14, 2008 at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Dallas. The overall winner of the 2008 Texas Envirothon was John Cooper School, Team A. Students on the winning team were: Alex Valderrama, Varsha Reddy, Andrew Ghazi, Kevin Bennett, and Ranjeet Paul. College Park Academy of Science and Technology Team B was second place, while, College Park Academy of Science and Technology Team A took third place. The John Cooper School - Team A will represent Texas at the Canon Envirothon competition to be held in Flagstaff, Ariz., on July 28-August 3, 2008.

In addition to the overall winners, awards were given to the top scoring teams on the field/written exam by topic and for the top team in the oral presentations during a ceremony held at the Brookhaven College on Monday afternoon. The winners were John Cooper - Team A in Aquatics, and Forestry; Rio Hondo - Team A in Soils; Clear Lake High School in Wildlife, College Park Academy of Science and Technology - Team A in the Current Issue; and College Park Academy of Science and Technology - Team B in the Oral Presentation.

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Sponsors

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Environmental Institute of Houston/UHCL
  • Canon Envirothon
  • Shell - Texas Regional Collaborative 
  • Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Harris County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Texas Association for Environmental Education
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
  • Richardson Environmental Action League
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Bastrop County, Coastal Plains, Copano Bay, Davy Crockett - Trinity, Navasota, Parker County, Piney Woods, Sherman County, Smith County, Southmost, Sulpher - Cypress, Walker County

Hosts

  • Brookhaven College
  • Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute

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  Participating Schools
 

Eleven schools for a total of 18 teams participated in the competition.

  • Berkner High School, Richardson
  • Clear Lake High School, Houston
  • College Park Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands
  • John Cooper High School, The Woodlands
  • Klein Collins High School, Spring
  • Monarch School, Houston
  • Montgomery High School, Montgomery
  • Richardson High School, Richardson
  • Rio Hondo High School, Rio Hondo
  • John Tyler High School, Tyler
  • Westside High School, Houston
Contact
  • Texas Envirothon

    Phone: 281-283-3045
    Email: reistle@uhcl.edu

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    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 540
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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