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On May 4, 2017, the 27th annual Oswego County Envirothon was held at the Camp Hollis in the Town of Oswego. Students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) High School took first place in the event; Zach Cronk, Brianna Karboski, Brittney Karboski, Lorraine Sampson, and Rose Wilson.  Oswego High School team 1 came in second, and Pulaski High School team 1 placed third. Students from Central Square, Fulton, Hannibal, Mexico and Phoenix High Schools also vied for top honors at the event.  Primary sponsors for the event were Entergy Nuclear Northeast and the Indeck - Oswego Energy Center.

At the Envirothon, students on the eleven participating teams were tested on their knowledge in the subject areas of aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils, and wildlife, by taking hands-on exams consisting of twenty-five questions each. Hands-on means that students actually studied soils in a pit, measured trees, identified animals by their skulls and fur, and many other activities.  They also completed an verbal presentation component.  Teams achieving the highest score in a particular category received medals for their accomplishment. A unique aspect of the Envirothon is that a team consists of five members who work together to complete to exams.

Aquatics first place: APW

Current Issues first place: APW

Forestry first place: APW

Soils first place: APW

Wildlife first place: Central Square

Verbal Presentation first place: Oswego team 1

Unified Team Award: Pulaski team 2

Spirit Award: Hannibal

As recognition for their first place overall performance, each member of the winning team from APW High School received a $100.00 Hank Cosselman Memorial Scholarship from the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and a $100.00 scholarship from NRG Oswego Harbor Power.  Each member of the Oswego second place team will receive a $100.00 scholarship from Pathfinder Fish & Game Club.

Each Central Square team member won a $100.00 Excellence in Wildlife scholarship courtesy of Ed Hogan, for winning the Wildlife category.

The success of this year’s event was made possible by the participating students and advisors, many volunteers, and the additional support of numerous local sponsors; Agri-Mark Dairy Farmers, Compass Credit Union, Eagle Beverage Company, Inc., Fulton Screen Printing, National Grid, New York Master Forest Owners, New York Water Environment Association, Inc., North Shore Sportsmen’s Association, Oswego County Trappers Association, Pepsi, and Price Chopper.

The Envirothon students from APW participated in the New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 24 & 25, 2017 and placed 6th out of 46 teams!

May 4, 2017: APW High School Envirothon team with their many medals and awards after taking 1st place overall.

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May 4, 2017: Students from Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square answer questions about soils at the Oswego County Envirothon.