This may have been my dream since I was three years old. I have been insect obsessed for years as many of you know. We gathered at the University of Florida’s Entomology department for the first annual Insectathon contest. We turned in out collections of insects and our artwork and moved to our contest rooms. We had different rotations through each category demonstrating our ability at insect id, general knowledge, pollinators, skills at identifying pests and damage caused by pests. Breighton even gave the senior quiz bowl a crack since there was only one team. Time for the awards. Pinellas County youth did amazing in al the categories. The juniors swept the art division. B got 1st in the intermediate art contest. E did a specialty collection and general collections and got a blue for both. The juniors also too 1, 2, and 3 int he overall contest. And top team! 🙂 B was top individual for his category but didn’t have a team. I think they got a lot of ribbons! Their hard work certainly shows! One more photo of the contest. Emmerson’s are the 5 on the left and Breighton’s are the 4 on the right. Great job!