Sunday, December 15, 2019

Envirothon Scores Big

By: Skylar Secord/Content Editor 

The Blue Ridge High School Envirothon teams have proven themselves to be more than a worthy opponent in the world of Susquehanna County Envirothon.  Blue Ridge brought home the gold, silver, and bronze when placing in the top three.

Smartmouth Bass, a team comprised of Jessie Purdum, Corbin French, Mikhala Griemsmann, Matthew Ralston, and Isabella Cosmello, came in first.  The team scored the highest in Susquehanna County Envirothon history with a 426 out of 500 possible points.

Smartmouth Bass will now advance to compete in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon being held at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown on May 23 & 24.

Coming in second place were the Mighty Muskies.  This team is made up of Bailey Shaw, Maura Gillespie, Jake Decker, Sydney Repella, and Emma Glezen.

Ranking in third place there is the Wetland Wombats, made up of Garrett Mansfield, Abigail Hartman, Travis Hickling, Brock Gumaer, and Fred Lewis.

Meanwhile, the top three teams, all from Blue Ridge, are being awarded by the Susquehanna County Conservation District.  These teams are being gifted with an overnight, all expenses paid trip.  The trip will take the team to the Rodale Environmental Institute at Kutztown University.  The next day the teams will travel to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.  At this center, the teams will take the time to learn and be educated on the impact the Susquehanna River has on the Chesapeake Bay.



Logan Burdick
Logan Burdick is a 12th grade, first year journalism student. He is the National Honor Society Secretary and an FBLA Reporter in the Blue Ridge chapters, and also participates in theatre. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.


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