SALEM, Utah County — Salem Hills High School students McKay Trotter, McKenna Jaussi, Bryece Trotter, Elizabeth Haun and McCrea Malkovich won the opportunity to represent Utah at the Canon Envirothon in Pennsylvania this summer.

The team participated against 18 other high school teams in the Utah Envirothon held in Zion National Park in April.

The competition included an oral presentation on a current issue and testing at soils, wildlife, aquatics, forestry and current issue stations. They were accompanied to the competition by science teacher Brad Shuler, who helped prepare them for the competition over the past several months.

The students will now prepare to compete against teams from around the U.S. and Canada at the Canon Envirothon July 22-28 in Selinsgrove, Penn., at Susquehanna University. The Canon Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental competition, where generous scholarships and awards are presented to top teams and individuals.