The Calvert High School Envirothon Team won the 29th Annual Maryland State Envirothon Competition, competing against 15 other high schools, earning the highest scores in Forestry, Wildlife, and Soils. The Calvert High School Envirothon team captured Calvert County’s first state championship in the 29th Annual Maryland State Envirothon Competition. They also represented Maryland at the National Envirothon held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, achieving 10th Place out of 53 competing schools.
The youth of Calvert County represent our most treasured resource; the accomplishments, achievements, and abilities of these young citizens deserve recognition and praise from the citizens of Calvert County. Members of the Calvert High School Envirothon Team are Michael Deffinbaugh, Kristina Dube, Savannah Grace Miller, Ben Springer, and Vincent Sullens.
The Calvert High School team is coached by Chuck Gustinl, with support from Linda Subda of Chespax and the following County organizations: Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation — Natural Resources Division, Calvert Soil Conservation District, Calvert Forestry Board, and Morgan State University — Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL).
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners wished to pay tribute to the dedication, teamwork, many long hours of studying, excellent natural history skills, and the diverse accomplishments of the Calvert High School Envirothon Team.
It was proclaimed by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners at their meeting on August 27, 2019, that sincere congratulations and best wishes for continued success were hereby extended to the young men and women of the Calvert High School Envirothon Team on winning the 2019 Maryland State Envirothon and representing Maryland in the 2019 National Envirothon Competition. The commissioners further proclaimed that appreciation and thanks were extended to their mentor Charles Gustin and other educators and support staff for their guidance and encouragement to the team.
Congratulations on a job well done, Calvert High School Envirothon Team!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon