The Hudson High School Envirothon team finished in 5th place (out of 32 teams) at the 2021 New York State Envirothon, an environmental science competition that tests students’ knowledge of state aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and current environmental issues. HHS competed against teams from throughout the state during a virtual competition held from May 25-27.

The HHS Envirothon team earned high marks in nearly every category. They tied for the second highest score in the state for Current Issues, received the third highest score in Forestry, and tied for third in Soils. They also tied for the highest score in the state in the Wildlife category. HHS historically performs well in this area, finishing first in Wildlife at the 2019 state event.

The team – consisting of Fahim Ahmed (11), Arianna Camacho (11), Kyle Farley (11), Bishwokrit Rayamajhi (11) and Reagan Schlimgen (11) – also placed in the Top 5 at the 2020 state Envirothon, finishing in 4th place overall. Hudson has competed in the NYS Envirothon eight times in the past 12 years, earning three Top 5 finishes since 2018.

screenshot of Mr. McDarby and five students meeting virtually

Clockwise: Envirothon advisor Mr. McDarby, Reagan Schlimgen, Fahim Ahmed, Arianna Camacho, Bishwokrit Rayamajhi, Kyle Farley