Three Teams Represent Allegany County Public Schools in Virtual 2020-2021 State Envirothon
After missing the annual Maryland Envirothon events in the 2019-20 school year due to the global pandemic, three teams were able to represent Allegany County Public Schools in a virtual 2020-2021 State Envirothon held from April 25-29, 2021. The event tests the team’s abilities in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Soil and Land Use.Fifty teams across the state of Maryland competed in the event.
At the completion of the competition, the Allegany High School team named “The Monsteras” finished first in the county and third at the state level - one of the highest place finishes by an Allegany County team at the state level competition!
“Team Mountain Ridge” from Mountain Ridge placed second in the county and 26th in the state. Allegany High’s second team, “The Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees”, placed third in the county and thirtieth in the state competition. Each county level team received a wildlife print for their school as a prize.
“The Monsteras”, coached by Anne Stark, received an additional print for placing in the top five in the state competition, along with a $200 donation for the school, and a monetary gift for each individual student. Team members included Liam Brady, Daniel Gregory, Hannah Johnson, Eve Hutcherson, and Genevieve Batman.
“Team Mountain Ridge”, coached by Becky Byzon, consisted of Megan Kline, Claire Raesley, Erin Derham, Mychaela MacDonald, and Ellawyn Odom. “The Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees”, also coached by Anne Stark, consisted of Emma Lawrence, Anna Martz, Peyton McDonald, Richard Day, and Claire Breighner.
Thank you to all the individuals and groups that help to make the Envirothon a success each year. Special thanks to the District Commissioner of the Allegany County Soils Department for donating the wildlife pictures for the winning teams.