Northern High School Wins County Envirothon!
The Envirothon is an environmentally-based problem solving competition for high school students. Teams are made up of 5 students who work together to study Maryland’s natural resources over the course of the school year. All topics are very hands-on and include practical skills and trainings are taught by experts in each field.
Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Envirothon was cancelled. For the 2021 season, educators rallied and successfully hosted an entirely virtual Envirothon competition.
This year, instead of competing in the typical Calvert County Envirothon followed by the Maryland Envirothon, all Maryland teams who wished to participate were invited to compete in the State Envirothon. The Calvert County team with the highest score in the State competition would also earn the County title. All teams throughout Maryland were invited to attend the state event.
The competition was held virtually April 26-29 as 51 teams across Maryland competed for the Maryland Envirothon title. Two teams from Calvert County participated – Northern High School and Calvert High School. The students competed in four resource categories: aquatics, forestry, soils, and wildlife.
At the virtual Awards Ceremony on May 6, the highest scoring team from Calvert County was Northern High with a score of 331.32. They placed 8th in the Maryland Envirothon and Calvert High placed 12th with a score of 324.75. For the soils category, Calvert High scored 84.62 points and Northern High scored 80.44.