Students tested on environmental knowledge

Rick Hansen Secondary in Abbotsford places first in trivia contest

A team from Rick Hansen Secondary took first place in the Environmental Mind Grind contest held April 23.

A team from Rick Hansen Secondary took first place in the Environmental Mind Grind contest held April 23.

A team of students from Rick Hansen Secondary in Abbotsford won $1,500 after taking first place in the Environmental Mind Grind contest.

The event, held Saturday, April 23, was hosted by the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program.

During this academic trivia contest, student teams from different schools competed to answer questions focused on climate change, energy, forests, transportation/air quality, waste, water, and species and spaces.

Students prepared for the competition by reviewing the material in the contest study guide.

Placing second behind the Hansen “Hurrigreens” was a team from Mission Senior Secondary, who won $500. W. J. Mouat placed third, winning $250.

The prize money goes toward environmental initiatives at the schools.

The Mind Grind was was sponsored by Fortis B.C., the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui, the City of Abbotsford, the District of Mission and Abbotsford Community Services.