On May 19, the 2021 Youth Eco Solutions (YES!) annual Spring Judging took place via Zoom. Spring Judging is when YES! teams get a chance to show off their work by completing a final report and presenting their projects to a panel of judges. After presentations the teams are scored in the following categories: Community Engagement & Impact, Project Planning & Completion, Team Work &
YES! regional judging looked a little different this year with so many cancellations for students, but YES! was happy to be able to still hold our spring competition. We made some modifications but one thing stayed the same, the students impressed the judges with their great efforts to improve our waterways and local environments. The teams submitted final reports and were scored in the following
By Taylor Templer On April 25th the Central Region had their annual Spring judging at Dahmes Stainless Inc. in New London. We hosted five judges including Dan Tepfer (Kandiyohi Power Cooperative), Tim Parsons (Terwisscha Construction), Jon Morales (Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District), Matt Amore (Nova Tech Engineering), and Donna DeGeest (Dahmes Stainless Inc.). The judges were blown
By Sophie Bishop Spring Judging is an important part of being in the YES! program. Spring Judging is when YES! teams present their work the past year to experts who have backgrounds in different environmental fields. After the presentations, the judges discuss the teams on goal setting and teamwork, community leadership and education, ecological impact and literacy, and separately on water
Congratulations to the Southern YES! teams for another incredible year of hardworking students completing inspirational and impactful projects. This year’s Southern Regional Judging took place at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where 6 judges from the community came together to assess 5 of the 7 Southern YES! teams’ accomplishments. Results: 1st Place Award Recipient – Sleepy Eye YES!
Congratulations to the West Central YES! teams for yet another amazing year of hardworking students completing complex projects. This year’s West Central Regional Judging took place at Dahmes Stainless Inc. in New London, MN where 4 judges from the community came together to assess eight of the eleven West Central YES! teams' accomplishments. Results: 1st Place Award Recipient – Sartell YES!