April 22, 23, and 24, 10 WPHS students competed in the Colorado state Environmental Sciences competition in Aurora, CO. Students began working toward this competition early in the year with their coaches and sponsors, Mr. Dan Ganoza and Mrs. Rose Banzhaf. To qualify for the team, students attend monthly training sessions throughout Colorado, including a forestry training at the Manitou Experimental Forest, aquatics training in Keystone, CO, and wildlife training at Mueller State Park. This year WPHS sent two teams to the state competition. One of the teams took first in state and for the first time each of the individual members of that team took first in their individual categories as well. They will compete in the national competition this July in North Carolina. The other team took third in the state.