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Orleans/Niagara BOCES Takes Top Two Spots in Envirothon

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Takes Top Two Spots in Envirothon

Two teams from Orleans/Niagara BOCES took the top spots at the 2022 Niagara –Orleans Regional Envirothon that is sponsored by the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District.   The event is a hands-on environmental education competition that tests students’ knowledge and understanding of New York State natural resources. 

 The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center team, advised by Conservation teacher Paul Dewey, consisted of Conservation students Allison Lang (North Tonawanda), Cassidy Wagner (Wilson), Merissa Stoddard (Niagara Wheatfield), Lorna Becker (Royalton-Hartland) and Olivia Shackelford (Wilson).  They were named the Overall Winning Team from Niagara County.

The Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, advised by Science teacher Peter Jablonski, consisted of Alexis Case (Lockport), Zoeya Berning (Newfane), Lillian Mathes (Albion), Amber Kiefer (Lyndonville) and Serenity Baumgart (Medina) who are all students in the Animal Science program.  They were named the Overall Winning Team from Orleans County. 

Representatives from Aquarium of Niagara, New York State DEC Region 9 and SUNY Buffalo proctored the exams.  The teams were graded on Overall Presentation, Waste to Resources, Aquatics, Forestry, Soils and Wildlife knowledge. 

Both teams will be moving on to the New York State Envirothon at the end of the month at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. 

 

Photo Captions:

Niagara Career and Technical Education Team: (LtoR) Olivia Shackelford (Wilson), Cassidy Wagner (Wilson), Allison Lang (North Tonawanda), Paul Dewey (Conservation Teacher and Advisor), Lorna Becker (Royalton-Hartland) and Merissa Stoddard (Niagara Wheatfield).

Team photo with medals and plaque standing in field

Orleans Career and Technical Education Team: (LtoR) Peter Jablonski (Science Teacher and Advisor), Alexis Case (Lockport), Zoeya Berning (Newfane), Lillian Mathes (Albion), Amber Kiefer (Lyndonville) and Serenity Baumgart (Medina). 

Team photo with medals and plaque standing in field