Mount Notre Dame placed two teams in the Top 10 at the 2022 Caring For Our Watersheds Competition, an education program that engages students in preserving and improving their local watersheds through student-led solutions. Students must research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and draft a written proposal containing one realistic solution. Community judges select the top entries to compete at a final, verbal competition for cash prizes. Final presentations were held at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on April 30. This year, approximately 150 proposals for improving the local watershed were entered.
MND teams that placed in the top ten include third place winners Tabitha Mueller, Emily Keith and Natalie Armbruster for their proposal, “Saving the Earth in Style” and tenth place winners Crysta Lacrosse and Bailey Broughton for their proposal “Guide to Being a Watershed Superhero”. All teams were mentored by MND Science teacher, Mrs. Mary Beth Reith, who has championed MND’s efforts in this competition over the past few years.
MND students have enjoyed great success at this competition and routinely have teams place in the Top 10. “I am always so impressed with my students that participate in this contest,” noted Mrs. Reith. “Their passion for the environment is amazing and their ideas on how to do their part in a clean watershed is just inspiring. I am so proud of their accomplishments.”