The 2012 Envirothon provided participating students an opportunity to put their studies to work. For the 11th straight year, Venturing Crew 202, a coed offshoot of the Boy Scouts of America, won the competition and will take part in the state Envirothon in June. Teams from Century and Francis Scott Key high schools placed second and third, respectively. Teams gathered at Hashawha Environmental Center to take tests in forestry, wildlife, aquatics, soils and a fifth issue that changes every year. This year's special topic was low impact development and nonpoint source pollution. The teams took a written test on the topic, but also had to give a presentation to a panel of judges using a plan for a building that they were given ahead of time but then had to rework to make it more environmentally friendly.