Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet Results
Lake Shelbyville – The 42nd Annual Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet, coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was held at Camp Camfield Ecological Study Area on October 4th, 2018.
The Eco-Meet is an environmental competition for school students that are in junior high and high school. Junior Varsity teams are comprised of four students from grades seven and eight. Varsity teams are made up of four high school students from grades nine through twelve. A total of 156 students from 39 schools competed in this year’s event.
Junior Varsity event topics included Illinois Turtle, Mammals of Illinois, and Insects. Varsity teams tested over Frogs, Sustainable Energy and Wildflowers. There were 19 Junior Varsity teams and 20 Varsity teams in the competition.
Junior Varsity Results: 1st Place – Crestwood (Paris), 2nd Place -Litchfield, 3rd Place – Neoga
Varsity Results: 1st Place – Litchfield, 2nd Place – South Central, 3rd Place – Cumberland
Natural Resources Specialists at Lake Shelbyville presented the top three teams in each division with plaques donated in part by the Mattoon Exchange Club. Lake Land College Professor Jeff White and his Environmental Science students assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in grading the tests and monitoring the division categories. This event could not take place without all of their support. The team at Lake Shelbyville looks forward to seeing all participants and volunteers next year.