|Left to right, Kathy Carroll, Covanta, the Envirothon sponsor; Casey VanSlyke; Elyse DuBois; Bethany Regan; Jamie Roney; and Colby Buell|
Baker High School’s “Home on the Grange” came in second place, with 447.75 points, and CBA’s “Bullschisters” came in third with 434.25 points. “Moo Tang Clan” will represent Onondaga County in the New York State competition at Morrisville State College May 21.
Thirty teams from Cayuga, Chenango, Madison and Onondaga county high schools competed in five categories – aquatics, forestry, wildlife, soils, and a current environmental topic ‘Sustainable Local Agriculture’, which serves as test and oral presentation.
Beyond motivating students to learn more about the environment, the Envirothon emphasizes the development of practical skills such as research, teamwork and public speaking. The spirit of competition stimulates students' interests in environmental concerns and motivates them to further develop their skills and grow into environmentally-aware, action-oriented adults.
The winner of the Oswego County Envirothon was Pulaski High School. That team also will compete in the State Envirothon in Morrisville.