Abigail Watry

Estes Park Middle School

2021 Outstanding Youth Environmental Leadership Award Recipient

Abigail Watry

Abi has shown herself to be a highly motivated student that leads by example. She joined a group of 6th grade students who volunteered to propose a solution to the natural hazards facing the Estes Park community. What Abi brought to the group was a high level of commitment and willingness to invest her time and energies to see the project through each step of the way. With her leadership and participation she helped organize a school wide contest to help families do wildfire mitigation around their homes or to prepare an emergency "to go" box that organizes a family's important papers and makes plans in the event of a sudden evacuation or prolonged emergency. Along with this work she has been a leader in helping her classmates see the value in making decisions that show the importance of our environment and the special place our Colorado high country offers to residents and visitors alike.