Thursday July 25, 2013
Alyssa Schlenter of South Burlington High School recently won a bronze medal at SUNY Oswego’s third annual GENIUS Olympiad global environmental science, art, writing and design competition.
Schlenter earned the recognition for a project titled “The Effects of Magnetism on Plant Growth” in the science category.
The competition, held this past June, included 330 young people and many of their mentors from 44 countries and 30 states -- all finalists in a worldwide competition that attracted nearly 1,000 participants. Entries in the scholarly competition spanned environmental quality, ecology and biodiversity, resources and energy and human ecology.
GENIUS honorees took home prizes as well as certificates and medals. They also attended opening and closing ceremonies, a symposium on learning and an international cultural fair at the college’s Campus Center, and made a day trip to Niagara Falls and Syracuse’s Destiny USA before a June trip to Washington, D.C.