Environmental Club takes first at regional competition

Environmental ClubThe Schuylerville High School environmental club took several first place finishes at the Saratoga Regional Environthon on Wednesday, May 4 at Saratoga Spa State Park, with the school’s boys team winning the entire event. The boys team, nicknamed the BBC II team, beat out 12 other teams from three counties and will advance to the state-level competition on May 25-26. The Schuylerville girls team took first place for oral presentation. It was also the first year Schuylerville brought an all-freshmen team.

“I am so proud of these students,” said club advisor Emily Flores. “It takes a lot of self-discipline, motivation and determination to prepare for this competition, team members must collaborate and work together to be successful.”

The competition tests students’ knowledge of conservation related topics such as soils, aquatics, forestry and wildlife. Teams from eight schools in Saratoga, Washington and Fulton counties competed and DEC staff and officials from other agencies served as volunteer judges.

The three Schuylerville teams that participated are listed below.

BBC II:
Derek Willson
Ryan Durie
Dominic Vito
Tristan Turner
Trent Thomas

21 Pinecones:
Sidney Gregorek
Lily Cerratini
Alice Voell-White
Caitlin Kelleher
Jessica Melita

Paul and His 4-esters:
Paul Harshbarger
Peter Schwartz
Emily Swenson
Alex Cappelletti
Rachael VanKeuren