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NY Power Authority Announces Winners of the 11th Annual Oneida County Envirothon

Contact:
Carol Rodino
Clark Energy Center: 315-792-8261
Albany office: 518-433-6736
carol.rodino@nypa.gov

May 12, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VERONA BEACH STATE PARK—Students from eight Oneida County high schools gathered here, on April 28, to compete in the 11th annual Oneida County “Envirothon.”  Teams of five students answered questions on the environmental subjects of forestry, aquatics, soils, wildlife and water conservation.

The overall winning team from Camden High School consisting of Beth Amuso, Martha Brickey, Hannah Liddy, Kelly McVicar and Larry Grant, with teacher advisor Jennifer DePerno, will represent Oneida County at the state Envirothon at SUNY Oswego on May 24 and 25.  A team from Proctor High School placed second and a team from Whitesboro High School placed third in the overall competition.

Winners in individual competition were:

  • Aquatics—Waterville Team # 2 

  • Forestry—BOCES Team # 2

  • Wildlife—Clinton Team # 2

  • Soils—Proctor Team # 1

  • Water Conservation—Camden Team # 1

The overall winning team for New York State will travel to the national competition to be held at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from July 23-29.

The Envirothon was sponsored by the New York Power Authority and the Oneida County Soil & Water Conservation District.

 

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