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Sidney takes second in state Envirothon championship


Dave Faries

From left, Ryan Birner, Jaide Wachtel, Jessica Campbell, Jenny Myers, Logan Uhler and Pat Welch.

Jenny Myers admitted to being "a little nervous" as the Sidney high team faced judges at the Nebraska Envirothon State Championship on Saturday. But she did not let that interfere with the challenge at hand.

Sidney's team of Myers, Ryan Birner, Jaide Wachtel, Jessica Campbell and Logan Uhlir finished second in the event, just 10 points behind Concordia. They won two of the seven events that make up Envirothon and placed second in two more.

"It was fun researching the information and we presented it confidently," said Wachtel of the Special Oral Topic part of the competition, in which teams...

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