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High School Student Honors Continue to Grow
It is only February, but high school student award and honor season never ends. MCCSC high school students continue to be recognized for achievements this school year. Here is a highlight reel of some recent awards and accomplishments:
Bloomington High School South
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education has selected three South students as 2016 candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. Students Abraham J. Leite, Frank J. Li, and Matthew I. Zelenin were all invited as candidates to apply for the semifinalist round narrowing national candidates. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
Bloomington South Dance Marathon kicks off 2016 with an early fundraising event benefiting Riley Hospital for Children on Saturday, February 13 featuring the Indiana University men's acapella group, Another Round. The 2015 Dance Marathon student group raised a total of $122,112.85. Student leaders in this group learn philanthropy skills throughout the year as they host a number of fundraising events benefiting the hospital.
Bloomington High School North
Seven North students were recently recognized with the Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards. Students Alora Arnold, Sophia Marencik, Kate May, Kylie Moreland, Olivia L. Robinson, Sarah Sackmann, Eliana Silberstein all received this distinction for their photography submissions.
On Saturday, January 23rd, the Bloomington North jazz bands and student musicians were honored with 17 Outstanding awards and scholarships for their performances at the 26th Annual Purdue Jazz Festival.
Earlier this month, the Bloomington North Academic Decathlon team traveled to Madison, Indiana in January to compete in a day of rigorous testing in 10 academic events: Essay, Language and Literature, Science, Social Science, Art, Music, Economics, Interview, Speech (prepared and impromptu), and Super Quiz (team event). This year's student competitors were awarded over 30 medals for their outstanding performances.
The Academy of Science and Entrpreneurship
Academy student Brandon Knight read his original poem, "The New Vision," at the Boys and Girls Club program in partnership with The Bloomington Writer's Guild as part of their Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in January.
Also, Academy students Thomas Anders and Brandon Knight were selected to attend the 2016 Algalita POPS (plastic ocean pollution solutions) International Youth Summit at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. Thomas and Brandon were one of the 90 teams selected out of 191 team applications. They will travel with their advisor to the conference in February 2016 and learn more about combating ocean plastic pollution through workshops and inspirational speakers.
Congratulations to these and all of our students representing the MCCSC in the local community, state, and nation!