INDIAN LAKE - Fifth grade students at Indian Lake Central School received awards recently from the Hamilton County Soil and Water District upon their completion of an essay contest.
On Sept. 24, the students attended the 30th Annual Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day in Lake Pleasant. The event was attended by 103 local students, who interactively learned about subjects ranging from forestry aquatic bio-diversity.
"Students were asked to write about their favorite presentation of the day and explain how they view things differently now that they know this information," said Indian Lake Superintendent David Snide.
The judges received entries from fifth graders all over Hamilton County and of the 32 entries, Andrew Brown of Indian Lake was the overall winner with his essay on storm water pollution prevention. He received a free 4-H summer camp session donated by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
On Nov. 10, representatives from Hamilton County Soil and Water District visited the fifth grade classroom to present award certificates to all of the students who participated.
Along with Andrew Brown, Taylor Carroll received a second place ribbon for her essay on aquatic bio-diversity. All participants were honored with certificates of participation including Josiah Voorhees, Raven Sturges, Rebecca King and Chase Hutchins.
"All the participants did a great job and I congratulate all of them," said Snide.