Five high school students from Carroll County will move on to the North American Envirothon after winning the 28th annual Maryland Envirothon this month.
The event is an “outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues,” according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
Approximately 85 participants from 17 counties across Maryland took part in this year’s competition, which occurred on June 14 and 15 at the Western Maryland 4-H Education Center in Garrett County, according to the release.
Venturing Crew 202, the Carroll team, is sponsored by Boy Scouts of America and includes co-ed team members from area schools, according to the release. This is the second year in a row that the Venturing Crew 202 team has won the state competition.
Venturing Crew 202 will represent Maryland at the North American Envirothon, which according to the release, will be held at Idaho State University in July and will include more than 40 teams from the United States and Canada.
At this year’s competition the Carroll County team scored 441 points out of a possible 500, according to the release.