Oneonta High School Is Headed to the NYS Envirothon to Represent Otsego County!!
The 2016 Leatherstocking Envirothon was held at Gilbert Lake State Park in Laurens, on Wednesday, April 20th with the cool wind blowing and the sun shining.
The event hosts high school teams within Otsego County. The team members work as one team to answer hands-on environmental questions in five different categories; wildlife, forestry, soils/land use, aquatic ecology, and current issue. The teams also present an oral presentation on the current issue before a panel of Judges. The current issue changes yearly and this year’s current issue is “Invasive Species, a Challenge to the Environment, Economy, and Society.”
There were a total of thirteen (13) teams representing seven (7) schools competing at this year’s event from Laurens, Worcester, Cooperstown, Milford, Oneonta High school, Otsego Area Occupational Center in Milford and Cherry Valley Springfield.
The Oneonta High School placed first with a score of 564, Worcester Central School Team A took 2nd with a score of 506, and Cooperstown Central School Team B took 3rd with a 476.67. Oneonta High School received the Elizabeth Stein Memorial Soils Award, by achieving the highest score in soils with a 68.
The Oneonta High team also received the Theodore “Ted” Peters Scholarship Award. Each team member will receive $100.00 upon entering a college of their choice.
The county winners will advance to the NYS Envirothon to be held on May 25th & 26th at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York. We are very proud of these young folks and know that they will represent Otsego County at the NYS Envirothon very well.
This event is hosted by the Otsego Soil and Water Conservation Districts, with the help from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, and many volunteers.
Our sponsors made it possible!!
THANK YOU goes to the following supporters;
NBT Bank, J.B. Logging, Inc., Big M—Walton, Stewart’s Shop, Gilbert Lake State Park, NYCM Fire Insurance Co., Smith Cooperstown, Inc., Hannaford-Oneonta, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Northern Eagle Beverages, Inc., Cooperstown Natural Foods, Haggerty Hardware, Inc., Otsego County Conservation Assoc., Graygables Farm, and Otsego County Pomona Grange #16
Please support these businesses and organizations as they support us. THANK YOU!!