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Central Square resident earns honor at GENIUS Olympiad science and art competition

OSWEGO, NY – OSWEGO, N.Y. – Parker Wells of Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square recently won a bronze medal at SUNY Oswego’s third annual GENIUS Olympiad global environmental science, art, writing and design competition.

Wells earned the recognition for a project titled “Solutions to the Pollutions in Onondaga Lake” in the science category.

From June 17 to 20, SUNY Oswego hosted 330 young competitors and 186 of their mentors from 44 countries and 30 states — all finalists in a worldwide competition that attracted nearly 1,000 participants from 57 nations and 37 states.

Entries in the scholarly competition spanned environmental quality, ecology and biodiversity, resources and energy and human ecology.

With sponsorship of SUNY Oswego, Terra Science and Education Foundation, National Grid, SRC Inc., Pathfinder Bank, Destiny USA, C&S Companies and Ricoh, 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 departing June 21 for a trip to Washington, D.C.

For more information about the competition, visit http://geniusolympiad.org.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2013, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2013 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2013 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.

A 152-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.