Special thanks to students and teachers and to Briarcliff resident and artist Mary Ellis for her opening address.
Seniors Daniel Deng, Ben Harris, Josh Kupka and Andrew Van Camp finished first among the twenty-nine teams in the green division for first-time competitors.
The team competed against over 650 students from 41 other schools in the region and came home with 17 awards including: 1st Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Chris Li; 1st Place, Computer Science - Charlotte Sendek; and Grand Prize winner - Chris Li.
The A World of Difference Club is part of the Anti-Defamation League. Its purpose is to develop strong community and interpersonal connections and raise the issues of awareness and tolerance.
His essay was praised by the judges for its “phenomenal research and insightful points about globalization.”
The first visitors to this new science offering were Mr. Connolly's sixth grade Social Studies students who are studying ancient civilizations and the topography of cities.