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“We had a much larger turnout this year than we did last year, which is very promising to see,” Perry said. “I felt this year went very well, the weather was absolutely beautiful, registration went quickly for how many people attended, and there were no problems with transporting people to locations.”
Students had reached out to the Andover Haunted House Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises money for a number of local charities, about their interest in assisting with the haunted house.
The container gave students a chance to apply their plans to an actual, limited-space area.
Rechin said the purpose of the event was to educate and bond with teammates.
“The trip exposed the students to one of the most densely populated cities in the world and engaged the students in the competition,” Simpson said.
This means the radio station can now be heard around the world, allowing Alfred State's prospective students, alumni, and community members 24/7 access to WETD's broadcast signal online.
The contest included a variety of events designed to test students’ knowledge and skills in agriculture and veterinary technology, such as tractor driving, small animal handling and medicine, dairy judging, agronomy, and others.
The Alfred State Pioneer Woodsmen’s Club studies the ideas, tools, and techniques of the competitive lumberjack community, practices four times a week, and participates in several intercollegiate timber sports competitions throughout the school year.
“As president of Alfred State, I view it as my responsibility to help you grow. It is my responsibility to create an environment that is safe and that fosters both the pioneer and the passion inside of you. Today, I want to pay tribute to our students – our past, present, and future students. You are the reason I am here today,” Sullivan said.