The winners of the eighth annual contest sponsored by the Lake Pleasant Sacandaga Association (LPSA) at the Lake Pleasant School were announced at the school’s awards ceremony held the morning of June 25th, 2019. Each of the students in 7th, 8th and 9th grade worked on research projects concerning invasive weeds and the effects of their introduction into our lakes. The students worked either by themselves or in pairs. The students' projects were presented for review using computer techniques and smart board technology. Finalists were chosen by a panel of staff members. The finalists subsequently presented their projects to a review panel of LPSA representatives, who selected the rankings of the winners.
Each winner received a framed certificate from LPSA, along with a gift card as a reward for their accomplishments. Most importantly, all participants acquired a tremendous wealth of knowledge on a subject that affects all of us who love and utilize our lakes and waterways.
All finalists did an excellent job with their presentations, which made the job of the review panel very difficult. The contest winners as chosen from the finalists are as follows:
First Place – Isabella Greco
Second Place Tie – Chase Smith and Jennalee Smith
Carter Orr and Joshua Hughes
Third Place – Shannon Vogel and Helene Frick
Shown in the photo, left to right:
Isabella Greco, Shannon Vogel, Helene Frick, Chase Smith, Jennalee Smith, Joshua Hughes and Carter Orr.