A five-member team of high school students from Charter School of Wilmington took seventh place in the North American Envirothon, the continent's largest high school environmental competition held Aug. 4-9 in Bozeman, Mont.
Charter School of Wilmington team members Jason Liu, Alex Mink, Martin Kurian, Gavy Aggarwal, and Naman Agrawal joined more than 280 teenagers representing 47 states, nine Canadian provinces, and one Canadian territory to compete for a share of $175,000 in scholarships, host grants, and Canon products. For their seventh place finish, each Charter member received a $1,300 college scholarship from Canon U.S.A.
“I congratulate the Charter School of Wilmington team on their outstanding performance,” said Governor Jack Markell. “Their hard work and commitment to protecting our environment sets a wonderful example for all of us. Behind every successful team is a strong support network and I thank the family members, teachers and Delaware Association of Conservation Districts members who made possible a great opportunity for these talented young people.”
The Charter School of Wilmington team qualified to represent Delaware in the North American competition after placing first in the Delaware Envirothon competition held April 25 at Wicked R. Western Productions near Dover.
For more information: delawareenvirothon.org.