The Harford Christian School environmental science team took seventh place in the international Canon Envirothon, the team's advisor, Ada Stambaugh, announced.
Fifty high school natural resources teams from the USA and Canada vied for top honors in the prestigious annual conclave.
The Canon Envirothon, established in 1990, involves rigorous testing of knowledge in four critical natural resource areas – soils, aquatics, forestry and wildlife. An added fifth topic, posing a unique environmental problem, is unveiled during the competition.
To get to the national level, Harford Christian's five-member team won both Harford County and Maryland competitions, both held in early summer. This marked the seventh consecutive year HCS took county honors and the second time it won on the Maryland state level.
Also, according to the Canon Envirothon web site, high school students from 45 states, nine provinces, and one territory participated in the educational events that tested their environmental knowledge on five areas including 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."