Kansas Envirothon
Winners Circle
2009 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Clay Center Community High School
Clay County
2008 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Clay Center Community High School
Clay County
2007 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Clay Center Community High School
Clay County
2006  Peabody-Burns High School - Marion County

2004  Blue Valley - Riley County

2002  Home School - Wilson County

2000  Clay Center Community High School - Clay County

1998  Clay Center Community High School - Clay County

1996  Clay Center Community High School - Clay County

1994  Clay Center Community High School - Clay County

1992  Eureka/Madison High Schools - Greenwood County
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2010 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Holton High School
Jackson County
“The Envirothon was, without question, one of the best academic experiences of my high school career, and making it to the
final round of the national competition in Michigan in 1998 was the highlight of my Envirothon experience.  I enjoyed it so
much that I decided to help coach the national team the following year.  More significantly, it set me on a path in the
environmental field that lasts until today.”

Michael Martin
Kansas Envirothon participant 1995-1998
Previously employed by the Golden Gate Audubon Society, then Pacific Environment. Currently a law student at University of
California, Hastings College of the Law
“Here are a couple of things that stand out in my mind about Envirothons: My first flight on a commercial airliner, first time to put
my toes in the ocean, first experience of meeting a group of my peers from other parts of the country who were like-minded in
their ideas and aspirations... These were all on my first trip to the National Envirothon in Asheville, North Carolina.  Preparing for
subsequent trips to Idaho and Nebraska for National Envirothons provided the challenge and rigor I would soon learn to expect
in college science courses.”

Janelle (Gilbert) Rieger,
Kansas Envirothon participant, 1994-1996
Science Teacher, Clay Center Community High School
“I grew up spending time outdoors, enjoying and exploring nature. It wasn't until I participated in the Envirothon that I
realized my love for the environment could lead to a career. Participation in the Envirothon exposed me to professional fields,
such as forestry, where I gained knowledge and skills that otherwise would not have been part of my high school education.
These experiences gave me confidence to pursue a natural resources degree in college.”

Annie (Clark) Baker,
Kansas Envirothon participant, 1998-1999
Environmental Educator, Konza Prairie Biological Station, Manhattan, Kansas
As a high school student, I thought of Envirothon primarily as a competition, something to study and learn for the sake of the meets. 
As I was preparing to transition out of high school and go to K-State, I realized that what Envirothon (and Eco-meet) were really
doing was providing me an opportunity to participate in Science more thoroughly and with a greater detail than what was available
in the classroom.  Traditional classroom instruction in the sciences, especially Wildlife biology, Ecology, and Environmental sciences
are lacking and students can't fully understand the concepts by looking at a book.”

Caleb Knepper
Kansas Envirothon participant, 2000-2001
Doctoral student in Genetics, Michigan State University
“As I look back on all the years that I participated in Envirothon, two major aspects that jump out at me that have left impacts are
social and teaching.  I participated in the Envirothon all four years of high school and had the honor of participating in Canon
Envirothon my last three.  The opportunity to work with my fellow teammates and to meet teammates from all over North America
gave me the chance to hear different opinions, different perspectives, and about different problems.  It gave me time to realize that
teaching people about the environment and sustainability is important for all ages.”

Sydnee Nelson, Kansas
Envirothon participant, 2007-2009
Sophomore at Southwestern College and member of the Southwestern Green Team
2011 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Wakefield High School
Clay County
2012 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Wakefield High School
Clay County
Testimonials
2013 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Clay Center Community High School
Clay County
2014 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Chapman High School
Dickinson County
2005  Salina High School South - Saline County

2003  Home School - Wilson County

2001  Osborne High School - Osborne County

1999  Clay Center Community High School - Clay County

1997  Neodesha High School - Wilson County

1995  Clay Center Community High School - Clay County

1993  Chanute High School - Neosho County
2015 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Rock Creek High School
Pottawatomie County
2016 Kansas Envirothon Winning Team
Holton High School
Jackson County