Capital High School students win $6,000 from EPA

Posted at 6:36 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 23:20:01-04

HELENA — A group of Capital High School students were recognized Tuesday in an online ceremony for a video they produced on cyanobacteria.

The ceremony is hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

A group of ten Capital High seniors produced a video as part of the EPA's "See a Bloom, Give it Room" video challenge.

The Capital High School Students were named both the state of Montana winner and the EPA Region 8 grand prize winner of the school video challenge.

The students will receive a $6,000 check for producing their award-winning video to raise awareness about harmful algal blooms.

Their Bio-med teacher, Helen Bosch says, they are a one-of-a-kind class, and she believes they deserve this award for all their hard work.

Bosch says the class is, "motivated, curious, fun, they're just, they're the best bio-med class I have ever had."

Senior Meghan Logan says, "We were just trying to figure out what was the perfect fit for us as a class and being able to include everyone within the video and each one had a role in the making of the video."

Senior Ady VanLuchene says, "I got an email that said we not only won in our state but we won the regional award and I kind of just stood up from my chair and screamed before I said anything."

The students will receive the $6,000 check sometime this week, and divide the money up between the ten participants.

Ady and Meghan said they will both be putting the money towards college expenses this coming fall.