RCK Students Compete at Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon
The Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon is an academic competition among area schools at which students work in teams of 5 to answer questions related to forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. In addition, there is a problem-solving component where students must present solutions to real-world problems in front of a panel of judges. The event is held at Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY. This year's current issue and problem-solving topic were sustainable agriculture. Winners in each county are eligible to compete at the NYS Envirothon, and the winning NY team goes on to compete at the national level. RCK had two teams this year, finishing first and second in Dutchess county. Our teams were as follows:
RCK (First Place): Thea Bjornson, Sydney Lechocinski, Jessica Lechocinski, Juliet Biegun, Christian Mendoza
The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible members of their community.