Western Tech team wins annual Envirothon

May 18, 2011

A team of students from the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science topped 20 teams from 13 other Baltimore County high schools to win the 19th annual Baltimore County Envirothon April 14 at Days Cove Environmental Center in White Marsh.

With the victory, the team of Sagar Bajpai, Minhaz Mahmud, Osman Ulug, Samrath Oberoi, Jessica Macer and Ellie Cayford, led by teachers Kim Bickerstaff and Mark Katner, qualified for the state Envirothon competition June 15-16 at St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City.

The Envirothon is a hands-on outdoor competition for high school students designed to challenge their environmental knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Teams compete in five categories: wildlife, forestry, soils, aquatics and on a current environmental issue.

In addition to Western, other county schools represented at last month's competition were: Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Catonsville, Chesapeake, Dulaney, Eastern Tech, Franklin, Hereford, Kenwood, New Town, Owings Mills, Perry Hall, Randallstown and Sparrows Point.

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