Re: NANFA-- 2nd place in state envirothon!

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 22 May 2001 18:02:32 -0400

Dan, you done good. I've helped to judge middle and high school "Science
Olympiads" in Alabama and the top 2 or 3 teams are always very good and it's
hard to separate one from the other. You have a solid hook on which to hang
various college applications.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>Subject: NANFA-- 2nd place in state envirothon!
>Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 17:43:07 EDT
> Hello fellow fish lovers,
> Well last Wednesday and Thursday was the Michigan Envirothon state
>competition. It consisted of about 30 teams from across the state(yes, even
>the team who drove 11 hours from Houghton county). It was held at Grand
>Valley State University in Grand Rapids. After the big testing day, we were
>able to get 1st place in the aquatics, and 1st in the wildlife divisions.
>were very close to 1st place in the other divisions, in fact, they had to
>recount(does that sound familiar to you? :). We had been working on a
>drainage ditch filter strip(buffer strip) project we set up, and presented
>that to the judges. For the whole competition, though, we ended up in 2nd
>place in the state. Each person on our 5 person team was awarded with a
>cash prize. If we would have gotten in first place, which was extremely
>to our score, we would have gone to the international competition in Nova
>Scotia, and a lot more money. Well I am very happy to recieve $750(much of
>which will go towards college), and feel honored to be the team that knew
>most about aquatics in the state. If it wasn't for NANFA, I'm sure we would
>not have done so well. NANFA has helped keep me interested, and I owe much
>the thanks to NANFA, thanks!
>P.S How much would a cheap underwater video camera cost? hehe Thanks
>_____Dan Marshall, Michigan

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