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Lyndonville students win regional Envirothon

Posted 2 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Lyndonville Envirothon Team members include, from left: Lily Boyd, Heather Mufford, Zachery Karp, Jeremy Foss and Kenneth Kalson.

Press release
Lyndonville Central School

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Central School District team of Lily Boyd, Jeremy Foss, Kenneth Kalson, Zachery Karp and Heather Mufford won first place at the 2014 Niagara-Orleans Regional Envirothon. The team advisor is teacher Kathy Wronski.

They beat out 13 other teams at a competition at Bond Lake in Lewiston. The event is celebrating its 25th year and tests high school students’ knowledge in five areas: soil, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.

Not only did the teams have to prepare a 10-minute presentation on sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on local farms, they had to take exams administered by professionals in the soil, aquatics, forestry and wildlife fields.

It is a combination of classroom study, research and hands-on field experience.  The Lyndonville team will be moving on to the New York State competition May 21-22 at SUNY Morrisville.

The local event was sponsored by the Niagara and Orleans Soil and Water Conservation Districts, State Sen. George Maziarz, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, M&T Bank, Albion Sports and Graphics, Sanborn Lions Club, Orleans Poverty Hill Farm and Newroyal Orchards.