Northern High School Takes 1st – Again!

The Envirothon is an environmentally based problem-solving competition for high school students. Teams are made up of 5-7 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.

The competition was held April 23, 2024, at King’s Landing Park in Huntingtown. The students competed in four resource categories: aquatic resources, forestry management, soil conservation, and wildlife management. This year, 6 teams from Northern (1), Huntingtown (3), and Patuxent (2) High Schools competed. 

The first-place team of this year’s Calvert County Envirothon was Northern High School with 349.50 points out of a possible 400 points. Patuxent High School placed second with 333.50 points, and Huntingtown High was third with 327.5 points. A Patuxent H.S. team received gift cards for taking first place in the Soils category. 

At the Maryland State Envirothon June 12-13, 2024, at Mount St. Mary’s College, Northern High School placed 5th of 14 teams and 2nd overall in the Soils category. Way to go, NHS!

The Envirothon is sponsored by the Calvert County Soil Conservation District, Calvert Forestry Board, Calvert County Department of Natural Resources, Morgan State University Estuarine Research Center, American Chestnut Land Trust, and the CHESPAX program of Calvert County Public Schools. 

Congratulations Northern High School, first place team, 2024 Calvert County Envirothon

Northern High School First Place Team (left to right): Ashlyn Vilcheck, Jessica Simpson, Ana Reinhardt, Addison Fortenbury, Raleigh Sterling, and Haley Simms.