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Boardman Envirothon team places third in virtual competition

Thirty teams representing 19 school districts across the state participated in an online test in late April. The six top-scoring teams then developed a 5-minute presentation.
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Members of Boardman High School’s Envirothon team are, top row from left, Bryson Harris, Shayne Harris and Marrwa Kermagi; and bottom row from left, Dom Butto, John Cagnina and Vincent Dong. (Contributed photos)

BOARDMAN — Boardman High School’s success at the Ohio Envirothon continued as this year’s team placed third in the state competition.

Boardman has qualified for the Ohio Envirothon eight times in the past decade and has earned a top-three finish every year since 2014.

Unlike past years, this year’s competition was virtual after all in-person regional and state events were canceled.

Thirty teams representing 19 school districts across the state participated in an online test in late April. The six top-scoring teams, which included Boardman, then developed a 5-minute presentation that was judged virtually. The top three teams, using both the online test and the presentation score, received awards. The Boardman team earned $50 individual prizes and a $300 team prize.

The Boardman team included senior and team captain Bryson Harris, junior Shayne Harris, sophomores Marrwa Kermagi and Dom Butto and freshmen John Cagnina and Vincent Dong.

The Envirothon is a competition among high school students designed to enhance interest in the environment and natural resources. Throughout the competition, students are tested in the areas of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. 

Boardman’s Envirothon coach and advisor, Heather Moran, was awarded Teacher of the Year  in February by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts — the organization that supports the Envirothon.




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