• Two teams from Oriskany Jr./Sr. High School competed in the Oneida County Envirothon on May 3 at Verona Beach State Park and one of the teams took first place in the aquatics portion of the competition.


    Envirothon is a hands-on competition that tests students’ knowledge of five subject areas: soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and current environmental issues. The students rotated through five outdoor stations that each focused on a different subject area and worked as a team to complete test questions and problem-solving exercises. Each team also researched and created a presentation on the current events topic “Rangeland Management.”


    Members of Oriskany Team 2, Ethan Burrows, Alexandra Jones, Josh Macera, Aeron Hamm and John Maher, took first place in the aquatics category after answering a tie-breaker question correctly.


    A second team from Oriskany Jr.-Sr. High School, comprised of Kara Wolanin, Courtney Donohue, Jenn Hall, Jenna Schlick and Jasmine Wilson also participated in the competition.


    Congratulations to Team 2 and advisor for both teams Mrs. Sciorilli!