WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Adam Romlein, 16, from Potsdam won the top honor, Grand National Champion of the Honors Division of the Horticulture Contest, during the National Junior Horicultural Association Convention, held Oct. 11-14 in Williamsburg, Va.
He is the son of Donald and Diane Romlein of Potsdam.
Last year, Adam won the Grand National Champion of the 4H Division of the Horticulture Contest.
Adam repeated the feat done by his brother, Daniel Romlein, in 2006 and 2007. Daniel won first the Grand National Champion of the 4H Division, then GNC of the Honors Division.
The Horticulture Contest consists of Hort. ID of 125 plants in the Honors Division, a written test and a judging section.
The convention was attended by over 200 attendees from across the nation. This year it included tours to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, the Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg.
To learn more about Shoots and Roots Horticulture Club of St. Lawrence County, contact Diane Romlein, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Romlein is the leader of Shoots and Roots Club and Bill Mackentley is the mentor.