BBQ Sauce Cook-Off
Poor weather kept the 8th-grade teams inside for their BBQ Sauce Cook-Off but the competition was still intense. Each team chose 4 ingredients to make their special sauce for pulled chicken and then prepared and delivered samples to staff judges. Each team's entry was judged on presentation, color, aroma, flavor and overall appeal. Fourth Place to Kickin' Ash, team of Will, Cohen, Matoya, Evan, Ellasyn, and Calob. Third Place to Serial Grillers, team of Eva, Allegra, Rona, Sahathi. and Lilli. Second Place to Grillorillas, team of Nolan, Khiyah, Teegan, Luca, and Ethan. First Place to Lil' Pig Town, team of Ella, Isabel, Bailee and Amber! Congratulations.
More photos in the 2023 Photo Gallery.
The Alfred-Almond Math Team, under the leadership of Mrs. Julie Bensley, competed in the Alfred University Nevins Math Challenge. Congratulations to Hunter for taking home a 2nd Place finish with a cash prize of $50 and an $8000 Scholarship!
Top winner of the day was Julian in 1st Place, earning $100 cash and a $10,000 Scholarship.
Congratulations to the team on representing Alfred-Almond so well!
A Visit With Our CongressmanCongressman Joe Sempolinski (Canisteo), the representative of the 27th District of New York, came to Alfred-Almond to speak to government students in Mr. Turner, Mr. Dineen, and Mr. Donlon's classes. He gave insight to what it is like to be a congressman in Washington, D.C.,as well as answered questions from the students. He will serve as our congressman until January 2023, when the winner of November's election will replace him.
Grow-NY is an international food and agriculture business competition that seeks growing entrepreneurial companies that are developing innovations in food, agriculture, and beverages. These companies are vying for mentoring, training, and a $1,000,000 top prize. This year, New York Ag in the Classroom sponsored a youth entrepreneur contest to compliment the ideals behind this competition. Ten youth, 6th-12th grade, from across the state were chosen to present their food system and contemporary technology systems. Jim Eshelman, an 8th grader here at AA, was chosen to present his agricultural business plan, its current iteration, budget, and future goals. Jim presented his plan in front of several hundred attendees, including a panel of 5 judges. After two days of presentations and deliberations, the judges awarded Jim second place in this prestigious event. He came home with a cash prize and positive recognition that will encourage Jim to continue his path to feed the world through regenerative agriculture practices and use of local commodities-vegetables, sheep, and chickens.