From Harford Christian School:
Selingrove PA – Harford Christian School capped off the annual Canon Envirothon national competition (July 22 – 27) by nailing down seventh place, it was announced by HCS faculty advisor Ada Stambaugh. The top-ten finish followed a week of intensive grilling in several natural resource subject areas during the competition held on the campus of Susquehanna University.
The Canon Envirothon’s mission is to develop practical knowledge and understanding of natural resources in high school students, ultimately working toward a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. High school teams from 45 states, nine provinces and one territory took part in the international Envirothon, now in its 25th year.
Competitors were put through their paces in a variety of concentrated educational events that tested their environmental knowledge in five areas that included soils, wildlife, forestry, aquatics, and a current issue with the theme of: “Going Green with Low Impact Development Technologies to Reduce Non-Point-Source-Pollution.”
In order to get to the national level, the Harford Christian team had to win both the county and the state contests held early in the summer, going up against five-member teams from both public and private schools. This was the seventh consecutive Harford county title won by a HCS team, and its second Maryland State Envirothon title.
2012 HCS team members included Josh Mahr, Brianna Coleman, Emily Stricklin, Luke Tittel,and Hunter Howell. Mahr, Coleman and Stricklin are seniors.
By virtue of the top-ten finish, each member received a cash prize of $1,300.
A ministry of the Evangelical Methodist Church, Harford Christian is a K4 – 12 school located near Dublin in northern Harford county.
Harford Christian’s Envirothon team took 7th place nationally. L-R, Josh Mahr, Brianna Coleman, Emily Stricklin, Luke Tittel, and Hunter Howell.