Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State

"It’s a pleasure to send greetings to everyone gathered for the GENIUS Olympiad, sponsored by SUNY Oswego and the Terra Science and Education Foundation. I commend all affiliated with this ambitious project for your hard work and commitment to creating a better future for our world. I hope you enjoy your stay in New York and that we will see you again soon. With the warmest regards, and best wishes for continued success."


Kristin Gillibrand, U.S. Senator of New York

"It is with great pleasure that I send greetings to each of you attending the GENIUS Olympiad hosted by SUNY Oswego. Our future relies on this generation of young students committed to the study of global environmental issues. The multidisciplinary approach of this program enables students to be creative and use ingenuity to solve many of these environmental problems. Your enthusiasm for a collective global consciousness is inspiring and greatly appreciated. I share your commitment and commend your hard work and dedication. Your efforts exemplify the positive contributions that hard-working individuals can make in their communities and you should be proud of your actions by continuing to lead with confidence. Your commitment to the future is indispensable to the growth of our nation. I want to extend my best wishes for a bright future filled with continued success."


Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator  of New York

"It is my great honor to congratulate each of you on your acceptance into this remarkable international high school competition. Through hard work and determination, you have been selected to be this year’s competitors at the GENIUS Olympiad in areas such as science, art, creative writing, architectural design, and music. I am proud to commend you all for your efforts in attaining a global understanding of environmental issues and achieving sustainability. During your participation in the GENIUS Olympiad, you will come together for a week-long enriching experience, joining other students from around the globe. I encourage you to take in as much as you can and enjoy this very special time. Your passion and dedication to learning are truly commendable. You all stand out among your peers. I would also like to recognize and thank the volunteers from Terra Science and Education Foundation and SUNY Oswego for their hard work in organizing this year’s competition. You are inspirations and role models to our youth who have come together to compete. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors." 






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