Birdlebough students exhibit at GENIUS Olympiad

John C. Birdlebough High School earth science honors students earned awards at the Regional GENIUS Olympiad in April. Shane Girard, left, earned second place for his research project about the impact of melting ice caps on the environment. The pair of Nicholas Bernard, middle, and Jonathan George earned first place for their research project entitled “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” This first place finish earned the pair an invitation to compete in the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego June 15 through 20. Photo courtesy of Oswego County BOCES
John C. Birdlebough High School earth science honors students earned awards at the Regional GENIUS Olympiad in April. Shane Girard, left, earned second place for his research project about the impact of melting ice caps on the environment. The pair of Nicholas Bernard, middle, and Jonathan George earned first place for their research project entitled “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” This first place finish earned the pair an invitation to compete in the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego June 15 through 20.
Photo courtesy of Oswego County BOCES

By Ashley M. Casey

Two students from John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix are headed to the international GENIUS Olympiad, held June 15-20 at SUNY Oswego. The GENIUS Olympiad is a competition for high school students in the areas of science, art, design, writing and music.

Nicholas Bernard and Jonathan George, both ninth-graders in Susan Sharp’s earth science honors class, will present their research project “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” at the competition, which will host about 600 students from more than 50 countries. Continue reading

Ninth-graders shine at Birdlebough earth science symposium

Cassady Konu earned the Scientific Method Award at the inaugural John C. Birdlebough Earth Science Research Symposium. She presented a research project to a panel of judges about the impact of global warming on hurricanes.
Cassady Konu earned the Scientific Method Award at the inaugural John C. Birdlebough Earth Science Research Symposium. She presented a research project to a panel of judges about the impact of global warming on hurricanes.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

An inaugural Earth Science Research Symposium at Phoenix’s John C. Birdlebough High School featured the research of 42 students from the school’s freshman class.

Earth science honors students from Susan Sharp and Andrea Ackles’ classes started tackling their research project assignments for the symposium back in early October.  Continue reading

Fulton Rotary learns about workforce program

Fulton Rotary Club member, Steve Osborne, right, introduced Chad Whelsky from Workforce New York, at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Whelsky said the purpose of  Workforce New York is to put people to work and keep them in Oswego County. They try to tailor training to what companies in Oswego County need. They train the unemployed, the underemployed and those not happy in their line of work. There are tax dollars available to local private businesses through grants. The tax incentives include people on assistance, veterans, ex-felons and the disabled. Whelsky reported that Workforce New York has many ideas and plans to get people employed. One of the techniques that works very well is the Mock Interview. Once an unemployed person has mastered the techniques of the interview, they are much more at ease when talking to a prospective employer about a job.
Fulton Rotary Club member, Steve Osborne, right, introduced Chad Whelsky from Workforce New York, at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Whelsky said the purpose of Workforce New York is to put people to work and keep them in Oswego County. They try to tailor training to what companies in Oswego County need. They train the unemployed, the underemployed and those not happy in their line of work. There are tax dollars available to local private businesses through grants. The tax incentives include people on assistance, veterans, ex-felons and the disabled. Whelsky reported that Workforce New York has many ideas and plans to get people employed. One of the techniques that works very well is the Mock Interview. Once an unemployed person has mastered the techniques of the interview, they are much more at ease when talking to a prospective employer about a job.

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