ESF Honors 28 High School Students With 1998 Environmental Excellence Award
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) President Ross S. Whaley has announced the 28 high school recipients of the fifth annual ESF Environmental Excellence Awards.
The awards program was established by ESF to honor students who have combined strong academic performance with a demonstrated commitment to and leadership in resolving environmental issues.
"It is a privilege for us to recognize students who excel academically and who are interested in applying their talents to understanding the environmental issues of the day," said Whaley. "These are the students who we as a society will be looking to for leadership in the future."
Award recipients received a special commemorative edition of the classic collection of environmental essays, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold at their high school awards ceremonies. The books were individually inscribed with the student's name, school, and date of awards presentation.
Whaley credited Dr. Robert H. Frey, ESF's dean of Instruction and Graduate Studies, with initiating the idea for the Environmental Excellence Award. A former president of the Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education, Frey recognized that high school students throughout Central New York demonstrated a significant amount of environmental awareness and concern, and, as a result, worked in various ways to aid local causes. He suggested ESF establish the award statewide to recognize the contributions of these and other students.
The 1998 Environmental Excellence Awards program was administered by Susan H. Sanford, ESF's director of Admissions.
The schools invited to participate in the awards program were chosen on the basis of several factors, including the overall strength of their academic program--particularly in science and math--and demonstrated interest in environmental affairs by the high schools' faculty and students.
The names of the 28 students and their high schools chosen by the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) to receive the fifth annual Environmental Excellence Awards are:
|Student's Name||High School||High School City|
|Dennison Bertram||City Honors School||Buffalo, NY|
|Jacob Bush||Clarence Central HS||Clarence, NY|
|Andrea Barna||Troy HS||Troy, NY|
|Seth H. Harris||Shaker HS||Latham, NY|
|Jessica Lynn Beeble||Niskayuna HS||Niskayuna, NY|
|Chad Sievers||Shenendehowa HS||Clifton Park, NY|
|Micah Ingalls||Cooperstown HS||Cooperstown, NY|
Central New York
|Lindsey Martin||Christian Brothers Academy||Syracuse, NY|
|Tiffany Jewell||T. J. Corcoran HS||Syracuse, NY|
|Jason Barton||George Fowler HS||Syracuse, NY|
|Kerry Walsh||Westhill HS||Syracuse, NY|
|Jill DiLaura||East Syracuse-Minoa HS||East Syracuse, NY|
|Eric Schultz||Liverpool HS||Liverpool, NY|
|Emily Carroll||Jamesville-DeWitt HS||DeWitt, NY|
|Ronald DeGeorge||Cicero-North Syracuse HS||Cicero, NY|
|Hilary Woznica||Cicero-North Syracuse HS||Cicero, NY|
|Bethany Kauffman||West Genesee HS||Camillus, NY|
|Kimberly Portmess||Tully HS||Tully, NY|
|Ashford Bradly||Skaneateles HS||Skaneateles, NY|
|Gideon Lamb||Marcellus HS||Marcellus, NY|
|Erin Pisarski||LaFayette Junior/Senior HS||LaFayette, NY|
|Renee V. Riley||Cazenovia High School||Cazenovia, NY|
|Jennifer Cotie||Cortland Junior/Senior HS||Cortland, NY|
|Amanda Knapp||G. Ray Bodley HS||Fulton, NY|
|Mariel Meyer||Joseph C. Wilson HS||Rochester, NY|
|Lindsay Wilkins||Newark HS||Newark, NY|
|Daniel Schlesinger||Pittsford Mendon HS||Pittsford, NY|
|Kristen Fishman||Worthington Kilbourne HS||Columbus, OH|