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Teens show outdoor skills in competition

Michelle Boire, 17, and Alex Reid, 18, both of Chazy, compete in the Jack and Jill Cross Cut event during the New York State BOCES Conservation Competition at SUNY Cobleskill on Thursday.
Michelle Boire, 17, and Alex Reid, 18, both of Chazy, compete in the Jack and Jill Cross Cut event during the New York State BOCES Conservation Competition at SUNY Cobleskill on Thursday.
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Axes and logs were flying Thursday as more than 500 high school students converged on the SUNY Cobleskill campus for the NYS BOCES Conservation Competition. Teens with an eye on forestry, agronomy and other environment-related careers have been practicing for weeks to vie for the best score in events such as the ax throw, crosscut sawing, tree-climbing and a variety of other challenges. The annual challenge is held at various colleges throughout the state, said ...

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