April 21 2016

Six BHS Students Participate in Competition for Minority Students


A group of Burlington High School participated in a state-wide competition for minorities and tied for second place in two out of four categories. 


On Saturday April 2 six students represented Burlington High School at the Tenacity Challenge 2016, a blog post from BHS art teacher Christina Chang states. This was the second year that Burlington sent a team of students.


The student representatives from Burlington were Souleiman Benhida, Julian Lechner, Gianni Newman, Cindy Niyonzima, Jovan  Sematimba and Rebecca Wilson.

The LA2 Tenacity Challenge is an annual academic scholarship competition for teams of Latino and African-American students from urban and suburban high schools across Massachusetts. 


During the competition, participants engage in four events centered on the theme of tenacity and leadership.  Each team competed in four events:

  • • Science and Math Quiz Bowl Challenge (Physics, Chemistry, Algebra I, Geometry).

  • • Latino and African-American Literature Response Challenge (Filmed Performance of a Creative Response, Accompanied by a Rationale).

  • • History Argument Challenge (Team researched and argued a position before a panel of judges).

  • • Tenacity Mural Challenge- artistic creation. 


This year the students tied for second place in the Math and Science Quiz Bowl. 


Congratulations to Souleiman Benhida, Julian Lechner, Gianni Newman, Cindy Niyonzima, Jovan Sematimba and Rebecca Wilson (Courtesy photo)



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