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Clear Spring High wins Washington County Envirothon

May 04, 2010
  • The Clear Spring High School Trailblazers took first place in the Washington County Envirothon. From left, Chad Hamilton, Todd Welch, Quinn Hoover, Brad Webb, Josh Repp and Coach Susan Lowery. Not pictured: Coach Terrie Shank.
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The 2010 Washington County Envirothon was held April 16 at the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor Education Center at Fairview.

Eight teams from Boonsboro, Clear Spring and North Hagerstown were on hand for the competition.

Students were tested with hands-on activities in soil science, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and preserving cultural resources.

Banners were presented for the top score in each area of study and each of the teams with the top three overall scores received a framed wildlife print for school display.

The Clear Spring Trailblazers placed first in the competition and also took top honors in soils and wildlife. The team will travel to the Maryland State Envirothon at the William Schmidt Center in Prince George's County June 24 and June 25.

Team members, Chad Hamilton, Todd Welch, Quinn Hoover, Brad Webb, and Josh Repp spent many hours preparing for the event and are looking forward to representing Washington County at the state level of competition. Clear Spring Envirothon coaches Sue Lowery and Terrie Shank said they are proud of their team's performance at this year's event.

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The Hubivores III from North Hagerstown High School placed second with the performance of team members Vanessa Abrahams, Laura Bell, Patrick Creighton, Fedora Copley and Marlee Nelson.

The Warriors I from Boonsboro High School placed third at the event. Team members were Kayla Eury, Amanda Palmer, Ashley Lowery, Ashlee Kline and Jason George.

The Envirothon is an educational outreach program of the Washington County Soil Conservation District in cooperation with Washington County Public Schools. Staff from the Washington County Soil conservation District, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation and Maryland Department of Agriculture provided resource professionals for training and testing of participants. Financial support comes from the Washington County Soil Conservation District, Frederick Seibert and Associates, Paul Crampton Contractors and Tuscarora Hardwoods.

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