News Release, Calvert County Public Schools

Prince Frederick, MD- The Calvert High School Envirothon team captured Calvert County’s first state championship in the 29thAnnual Maryland State Envirothon Competition. The team was honored by the Board of Education at the August 8 meeting.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We are so proud of our first Envirothon state championship. Their success is evidence of their commitment to learning about environmental issues. We wish them all the best in their future studies.”

At the state competition, team members Michael Deffinbaugh, Krissy Dube, Grace Miller, Ben Springer, and Vincent Sullens finished first in the Soils, Wildlife, and Forestry category and second in Aquatics.

The team is coached by Chuck Gustin, Calvert High science teacher, with support from Linda Subda of Chespax and the following county organizations: Calvert Soil Conservation District, the Calvert Forestry Board, Morgan State PEARL staff, the Calvert County Natural Resource Division, and the American Chestnut Land Trust.

The team represented the state of Maryland at the National Envirothon competition in North Carolina and earned an impressive 10thplace out of 53 teams.

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