Gonzales LSMSA student competes at Envirothon contest

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Front row, from left, Sel Rogers, Bailey Dixon and Gabrielle Yoes-Favrot; and second row, Bryce Cason, left, and Aryiana Moore.

Five students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts competed at the Louisiana Envirothon contest on Saturday, April 16, at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge.

The competition is a multidisciplinary, environmental problem-solving contest. Students train and compete in teams of five in several natural resource areas: soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife and a changing yearly current environmental issue.

The current issue for 2016 was invasive species and the team prepared an oral presentation related to the current issue that described a solution to an environmental problem.

The LSMSA team consisted of Bryce Cason, a senior from Denham Springs; Bailey Dixon, a senior from Zachary; Aryiana Moore, a senior from Leesville; Sel Rogers, a senior from Metairie; and Gabrielle Yoes-Favrot, a junior from Gonzales.

The team placed first in the aquatics, current event and oral presentation areas and second overall in the competition.