On June 6, 13 area golf teams participated in the Tim Morley Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Sidney, at the Sidney Golf and Country Club. Over the last 19 years, the event has grown into the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club. This year, it grossed more than $7,400 to support the club’s mission to improve the lives of area youth and families.
B-K Five Great American led by Kyle and Kody Westcott were crowned this year’s tournament champion with a score of eleven under. Neighbors Insurance and Chambers and O’Hara took second place with a score of eight under and NBT Bank, Industrial Packaging Supplies and Amphenol Teams one and two tied for third-place honors with a score of five under.
The 2013 state Envirothon was held at SUNY Morrisville on May 30-31. A team from Oneonta High School placed 20th overall with a score of 315.67. The Ulster County team from the Mount Academy placed first with a score of 483.00, according to a media release from the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District.
The organization is “very proud of these young ladies from Oneonta High School and their placement at the state Envirothon. They represented the county very well,” the release said.
The event hosts teams from around the state. Members on each team work together to answer hands-on environmental questions in five different categories: wildlife, forestry, soils/land use, aquatic ecology and a current issue.
This year, the topic was “Sustainable Rangeland Management: Achieving a Balance between Traditional Agricultural Uses with Non-Agricultural.” The state winner advances to the North American Envirothon, to be held Aug. 4-9 at Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.
With summer approaching, Jeanne Clements, creator of the learning vocabulary system and interactive game Verbal Education, offered advice to prevent “summer slide” in a recent press release. This is the phenomenon of students forgetting what they have learned or slipping out of practice during the summer months.