State Envirothon Current and Past Winners
2022 Tennessee State Envirothon winners:
Scores are out of 700 possible points.
1st Place - Montgomery Bell Academy - Team Two – representing 5 Rivers RC&D - score 594.3 out of 700.
Montgomery Bell Academy will represent the State of Tennessee at the National contest on July 24 – 30, 2022 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
2nd Place - Van Buren County High School – representing Hull-York Lakeland RC&D - score 533.3 out of 700.
3rd Place - Montgomery Bell Academy - Team One - representing 5 Rivers RC&D - score 520.3 out of 700.
2022 Tennessee Regional Envirothon winners:
These are the regional winning teams, at-large teams and wild card teams that competed at the state level:
- Appalachian - 1st Place – David Crockett Team 1; 2nd Place – Science Hill Potato Chip Tribe; 3rd Place – Cloudland Team Blue.
- At-Large - 1st Place – Cherokee FFA 1; 2nd Place – Cherokee FFA 2; 3rd Place – Sneedville FFA 1.
- Buffalo Duck River - 1st Place – Lewis County High School; 2nd Place – Lewis County High School FFA; 3rd Place – East Hickman High School Team 1.
- Cumberland Mountain - 1st Place – Morgan FFA Team 1; 2nd Place – Scott Team 2; 3rd Place – Clinton.
- Five Rivers - 1st Place – Montgomery Bell Academy Team 2; 2nd Place – Montgomery Bell Academy Team 1; 3rd Place – Waverly Central High School.
- Hull York Lakeland - 1st Place – Van Buren FFA Team 1; 2nd Place – Clarkrange High School Team 1; 3rd Place – Van Buren FFA Team 2.
- Smokey Mountain - 1st Place – Heritage High Team 1; 2nd Place – Heritage High Team 2; 3rd Place – Eagleton.
- Southeast TN - 1st Place - Tellico Plains FFA; 2nd Place - Bradley Central High School FFA Blue; 3rd Place - Bradley Central High School FFA Gold.
- Southern Middle TN - 1st Place - Bedford County FFA.
- Wild Card - 1st Place - Montgomery Bell Academy Team 1; 2nd Place - Clarkrange High School Team 1; 3rd Place - Bradley Central High School FFA Blue.
The Resource Conservation and Development Program (RC&D), initiated in 1962 under the authority of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-703), assists multi-county areas in enhancing conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation, and rural development. Work in each area is coordinated by a council. At present, 375 areas have been approved encompassing more than 2,500 counties.
The purpose of the RC&D program is to accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources, improve the general level of economic activity, and enhance the environment and standard of living in designated RC&D areas. Current program objectives focus on the improvement of quality of life achieved through natural resources conservation and community development which leads to sustainable communities, prudent use (development), and the management and conservation of natural resources. The Tennessee RC & D Council is composed of the different RC & D Councils in Tennessee and helps oversee RC & D Council actions in Tennessee.
History of the Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
In August 1994 The Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. held its first two (2) day Annual Meeting. At that time, there were five (5) RC&D Councils in Tennessee. They were: Chickasaw-Shiloh RC&D, Clinch-Powell RC&D, Five-Rivers RC&D, Hull-York Lakeland RC&D & Southeast Tennessee RC&D.
Past and current Presidents of the Tennessee RC&D Council:
1994 – 1995 President—Bob Aikman (Southeast Tennessee RC&D) served from February 1994 through August 1995
1995 – 1999 President— Marvin Hammond (Clinch-Powell RC&D)
1999 – 2005 President— Charlene Shelton (Appalachian RC&D)
2005—2019 President—Bill G. Williams (Smoky Mt. RC&D
2019 - 2022 -Timothy Jason Powers (Five Rivers RC&D)
2022—present—Carol Edwards (Five Rivers RC&D)