Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monty Python and the state Envirothon, too

Manatee High School Envirothon "Team Who Says Ni" with their recognition medals for performance in the forestry section (from left)  Nic Algozzine, Matthew Sanchez, Patrick Facheris, Kristopher Green, Heather Parker, and Advisor Pat Zalo. ( Photo by  Dawn Miller-Walker)
Manatee High School’s "Team Who Says Ni,"  a name apparently chosen as a tribute to the comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, recently returned from the State Envirothon held at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County.

The team placed sixth overall among 20 teams.

The Manatee High School team scored well in forestry section, aquatics, the current topic and wildlife categories.

The State Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition for high school students, testing their knowledge of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife.

This year’s current topic focused on fresh and saltwater estuaries.

A team from Jupiter High School won the overall competition and will represent Florida in the Canon National Envirothon to be held in New Brunswick, Canada.

Oh, and the Monty Python reference?

"The Knights Who Say Ni" are cult favorite for the fearsome manner in which they say  the word "ni."

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