The results are in from the 2021 virtual Maryland Envirothon competition. Urbana High came in sixth place overall out of more than 50 teams from across the state. Urbana also placed second in the wildlife category.
Also participating in the high school environmental education contest were Catoctin, Linganore, Middletown, Tuscarora and Walkersville. All teams competed in four areas: aquatics, forestry, soil and wildlife.
“This is a natural-resources, hands-on education program that Frederick County Public Schools has been involved with since 1991,” said Barry Burch, FCPS Envirothon Coordinator. “In a normal year, we take the local students to Cunningham Falls State Park where the resource professionals provide them with authentic assessments. This interaction with the students has often given our high schoolers a sense of direction after they graduate.”
Coaching the Urbana Team this year were Beth McCook and Susy Folk. The students were: team captain Ember Carrera, a senior, and sophomores Orion Carrera, Sarina Huang, Chaeyeon (Sarah) Lee and Mary Winram.