(WDEF) About 60 students showed off their science skills in a hands-on academic competition Thursday at Chester Frost Park.
The Southeast Tennessee Envirothon is an outdoor environmental education contest that pits area ninth through twelfth graders against each other.
This year's current topic is sustainable agriculture.
The students also tested their knowledge in aquatics, forestry, soils and wildlife.
Renita "Shorty" Batey explained, "At the wildlife station for example, they're actually, they actually do wildlife ID. They actually ID the tracks of the animals, the skulls and also pelts and also the scat or the waste the animal produces, so they're actually doing ID."
The FFA team from McMinn Central High School took this year's top honors.
That means they'll head to the state competition May 7th in Crossville.
Second place went to Sequoyah High's FFA team, Hixson High School's FFA team took third place.