Alumni: Amie Facendola

TahantoRegional1998Amie Humphrey Facendola, Tahanto Regional H.S. Envirothon Team 1997- 2000   (lower left, 1998 at Mt Wachusett Community College)

Amie attended Lehigh University (B.S. in Civil Engineering ’04) and is now an Engineer and Quality Assurance Program Manager at Alden Research Laboratory, as well as a Massachusetts Envirothon Steering Committee Advisory Member and event Scorekeeper


Share a favorite memory — or many! — from your time on Envirothon. – I have many great memories from my days competing in the Envirothon but a few stand out.  One was when my teammate Sean Hersey and I hiked around the Black Spruce Bog in our town to research our current issue topic.  Another was finding fairy shrimp when we were certifying a vernal pool.  And a third was when our team got to sail and stay overnight on the Schooner Ernestina because we placed second overall in the Envirothon competition!

What was your favorite part of the Envirothon program? – My favorite part of competing in the Envirothon was testing at the eco-stations.  I loved the challenge!

How did Envirothon shape your high school experience? – Envirothon was an important part of my high school experience.  It was both fun and interesting and I really enjoyed the teamwork.

What does Envirothon mean to you? – Envirothon is an opportunity to teach young people to respect and enjoy the natural world.  With the current issues we are facing such as climate change, I think it is more important than ever.