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02/04/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Service Hours Opportunity

Parking at CMIT Academy for Events and Games

CMIT Spirit Sale

Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser

National Children's Dental Health Month

8th Grade English -- reviewing our ROOTS!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Band and Orchestra Students


MS BREAKING NEWS

8th Grade PRS Incentive Party Pics

Cyber Patriots In SemiFinals


HS BREAKING NEWS

3D Scholars Program Applications Due March 9th

Four Corners Comedy After-School Club

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Excused Absence Notification

HS Uniform Clarification

HS Parking Update

ITEC Applications Have Been Released


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT Middle School's Cheer Team Competition

Boys Soccer Interest Meeting

Black History Month Essay Contest

CMIT Middle School Spirit Day


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Sullivan-Williams' Enrichment Classes

Parent Visitors to Spanish Classes

For students: How to request a recommendation (form or letter)

Big Explosion in Science


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Night for Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Classes

Foundations of Tech - Trac Bridge Building Project

Future Business Leaders of America


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Service Hours Opportunity
Weed Warriors Work Days

Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)
Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)
Saturday, June 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)

To participate, please register in
advance by contacting:
Ashleigh Armentrout
Phone: 301-809-3044

E-mail: aarmentrout@cityofbowie.org

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Parking at CMIT Academy for Events and Games
While attending events and games at our high school building, remember to use the parking lot in the front and back of the building.

If the high school parking lot is full, please feel free to use the parking lot at the elementary school. There are stairs and lights that will lead you directly to our high school building.

Please DO NOT use the parking lot of the neighboring building as this may result in towing at the car owner's expense.

The same will apply for the middle school building. If the parking lot in the front of the building is full, feel free to use the shuttle bus parking lot.

Please DO NOT use the Stantec parking lot for any reason as this may result in towing at the car owner's expense.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the front office.

Thank you.

CMIT Secretary
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CMIT Spirit Sale
Our goal as CMIT’s Athletic Booster Club is to build a solid athletic program with huge benefits for your student athlete, to help build recognition for what we do on the field or court. Most importantly, to provide the best possible structure for your student athlete to grow and develop.This spring, we are partnering with Fan Cloth (FC) to raise the funds necessary to run our program.

FC provides us with the perfect strategy to fund our needs. At the same time, they provide exceptional merchandise that can be worn with pride to show your support and school spirit!

Your student will be bringing home the materials for this year’s FC spring fundraising sale. We urge you to read over all the materials. There is a special insert just for you with information that will help you work with your student to reach our goals.

Our financial goal is to raise $4000 and to reach that goal we need each student to order at least 1 item. The funds raised will be used to defray cost of uniforms, equipment and other items needed for each sport.

Here are a few quick tips that will help you and your student assist us in reaching our financial goal for this fundraiser:
Make sure you and your student use the FC sharing tool by texting your FC Catalog Number to 559-900-3222 to reach as many people as possible.
Spread the word through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites.

Contact friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to give everyone a chance to order. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that this fundraiser is successful. With your support and teamwork, I’m certain we can reach our goals! The sale ends on February 28th.

Please place your orders at:
HTTPS://Shop.FANCLOTH.COM/20707/355550

Athletic Booster Club
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Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser

Dear CMIT Families and Friends,

This year, the CMIT North PTO is doing a Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing fundraiser!

That's right -- No selling, no picking up packages or delivering them.

Your generous participation in our fundraisers immediately supports the fundraising needs of the PTO to support our schools. All you have to do is fill out the bottom portion of the Direct Donation Flyer with the amount you wish to donate and send it in with your cash or a check payable to CMIT North PTO. If you have other family and friend who also want to support, there is a form for that too! Simply print out the attached flyer and form and submit all donations to a PTO representative on 2/23/2018.

Learn more about the Individual Prizes, Drawing Prizes, and Teacher Incentives in the attachment. Don't miss out!

Thank you for your support!

CMIT North PTO

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National Children's Dental Health Month
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong. Is your student due for a dental visit? Follow up visits should be completed every 6 months. Contact your insurance company for a list of dentist in your area.

CMIT Nurse
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8th Grade English -- reviewing our ROOTS!

8th grade English Honors has started our review of Latin and Greek roots this week. Our first quiz will be Monday, 02/05; students took a pre-assessment last Monday which has been returned to them and hopefully shared at home. Looking forward to some quick progress, as we've been reviewing and using them in class!

Students also received their first third quarter AOW or SOW (Story of the Week). Students whose MAP-R scores revealed they needed more experience with literature will be working on SOW until the beginning of March (when we retake the MAP-R); students whose scores revealed a higher need for practice with informational text will continue with AOW each week. Students should be sharing these articles/stories at home and discussing them throughout the week until Thursday when we share/discuss in class.

At the close of Quarter 2 we found our Nine Men's Morris champion. Congratulations to Ike Obizou who defeated not only the peers in his class but the winners from 3 other classes! Way to go! (Be sure to ask your scholar why we were playing Nine Men's Morris!)

It's going to be a great (and fast) third quarter!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Band and Orchestra Students
CMIT Band and Orchestra students will NOT have rehearsal on February 13th and 14th as originally planned

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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MS BREAKING NEWS
8th Grade PRS Incentive Party Pics

Congratulations to all the participants in January's PRS Incentive Party! We had a great time (despite the cold weather) with our scavenger hunt, and the winners enjoyed Chick Fil A for lunch.

Looking forward to February's PRS Incentive! Stayed tuned for more details :)

8th Grade Team
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Cyber Patriots In SemiFinals

Dear CMIT Family,

I would like to announce the fantastic news from Cyber Patriots. One of our Middle School Cyber Patriots team made it to the Semifinals. This year was their first experience in Cyber Patriots. I congratulate all of my students who participated in Cyber Patriots Club so far, and contributed to it. At the same time I would like to announce my students who will be competing for Semifinals.

From left to right you may see in the attached picture;

Jayden Russell (Clemson), Benjamin Champion (Fisk), Jamire Joyce (Fisk), Boris Sai-Palm (Alabama State) and Raziel Ndedi (Fisk)



Elif Omur
7th & 8th Grade
Technology
Room156
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HS BREAKING NEWS
3D Scholars Program Applications Due March 9th
3D Scholars Application process:

Application packets must be submitted to Ms. Gaudette in FULL by March 9th. Ms. Gaudette will NOT accept incomplete applications. ALL materials must be submitted at one time (application, essay, test scores, and letters).

Eligibility
Grade 8: 390 Reading and 430 Math on the PSAT
Grade 9: 400 Reading and 440 Math on the PSAT
Grade 10: 480 SAT Reading and 530 SAT Math or 21 on the ACT or 79 Reading, 90 Sentence Skills, and 45 College Level Math on the Accuplacer

Required Application Documents
-Complete the 3D Scholars Student Application Form (attached)
-Attach a copy of qualifying test scores (PSAT, ACT, SAT, and/or Accuplacer)
-Attach two completed teacher recommendation forms from two different core teachers (Math, English, Social Studies, and/or Science) - these forms are part of the attached application packet
-Attach a 500 word essay as directed in Part 5 of the 3D Scholar Student Application

Please contact Ms. Gaudette if you have questions!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Four Corners Comedy After-School Club
Interested in learning how to perform a stand-up comedy set? Want to learn from Brock, Alexx, and Keith who came to Career Day? Now announcing the Four Corners Comedy after-school club, which will teach students how to write jokes, perform stand-up and earn one hardworking student a paid stand-up gig in DC and New York. If you are interested, sign up in Ms. Gaudette's office. Club Fee is $20 for the remainder of the school year.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Prince George's County Attendance Handbook
Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

What Are Considered Lawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

A. Death in the immediate family. Immediate family means a parent or guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, or anyone who has lived regularly in the household of the student.
B. Illness of the student. The principal shall require a physician’s certificate from the parent or guardian of a student reported continuously absent for illness.
C. Court Summons.
D. Hazardous weather conditions. Hazardous weather conditions shall be interpreted to mean weather conditions that would endanger the health or safety of the student when in transit to and from school.
E. Work approved or sponsored by the school, the local school system, or the State Department of Education, accepted by the local superintendent of schools or the school principal, or their designees as reason for excusing the
students.
F. Observance of a religious holiday.
G. State emergency.
H. Suspension.
I. Lack of authorized transportation(does not include Charter Schools). This shall not include students denied authorized transportation for disciplinary reasons.
J. Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.

Lawful or legitimate absences require a written explanation from the parent, guardian, or custodian of the student and should be submitted to the designated school authority upon return to school. This written note should
include the date of the absence as well as the reason.

What Are Considered Unlawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

Unlawful absence or truancy is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day or from an individual class or portion of a class for any reason other than those defined as a lawful absence from school.

Regards,
Mercedes Curry
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Excused Absence Notification
Effective Date: February 19, 2018

Students will be allotted 2 days - the day they return from an absence and the day after - to submit a note in order for the absence to be excused.

Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

Regards,
CMIT Administration
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HS Uniform Clarification
Hi, CMIT Families:

We continue to have difficulties with students coming to class out of uniform. With your help, we can reduce the amount of time students are missing instruction while these issues are addressed. The most common infractions are below. Please take a moment to review them with your student.

- CMIT polos in purple or gold and khaki or navy blue bottoms are required daily with the exceptions listed below. IMPORTANT NOTE: Tops with hoods are NEVER permitted.
-- Spirit wear may be worn on Mondays and Fridays only. Spirit wear must be issued by CMIT and bear a CMIT logo. Examples include Class of XX shirts and items purchased through the PTO FanCloth Sale. Spirit wear items must conform to the PGCPS/CMIT Dress Down policy.
-- Seniors may wear their Class of 2018 tops daily.
-- Athletes may wear game day jerseys/track suits on game day as instructed by their coaches.
-- PE uniforms (including tops) may only be worn on gym days. (There are no gym classes until second semester.)

- No tops with hoods. This is true whether the garment is a CMIT garment or not. This is true whether it is a dress down day or not.

- Outerwear (other than CMIT windbreakers, fleeces and sweatshirts) may not be worn in the building at any time.

- No Crocs, slides, flip flops, slippers at any time.

This list is not all-inclusive but highlights some of the most common infractions. Please visit the CMIT website for the full uniform policy and reach out to administration if you have questions.

Respectfully,

HS Administration
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HS Parking Update

As soon as spaces are painted and numbered at the elementary school, we will begin to issue parking permits so students can park there. Moving forward, Ms. Gaudette will be the point of contact for parking. Please look for communication from her on this subject.

In the meantime, until students have been issued parking permits, we are requesting that they continue to park in the middle school parking lot. We are learning of more and more students parking in the high school parking lot, which is posing an issue for teachers who arrive later in the day and guests who are invited for special meetings and events. Students who are found to be parking in the high school parking lot may be towed.

We appreciate your patience and prompt response to this request.

Respectfully,
CMIT Administration
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ITEC Applications Have Been Released
Dear 8th Grade Families:

Are you interested in ITEC? It is time to apply!

ITEC stands for Information Technology Early College program. The program operates in partnership with Prince George's Community College and offers 8th grade CMIT students who are self-driven, have a strong work ethic and have a profound interest in information technology an opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology by the time they graduate high school.

On January 29th, Ms. Gaudette and I visited the middle school to talk about academic opportunities available to 8th grade students when they enter the 9th grade at CMIT. During this presentation, students learned about the ITEC program and had a chance to pick up an application to Prince George's Community College. The completion of this application is the first step in applying for entry into the ITEC program. (Other steps may include writing samples, teacher recommendations, and interviews.)

Applications will be due February 9th. Students can pick one up in the front office. They should return their application to Ms. Spence in the middle school front office. NOTE: No application fee is required.

Feel free to contact me with questions at tcolandrea@cmitacademy.org

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT Middle School's Cheer Team Competition
The cheerleaders are excited to inform you of their upcoming cheer competition!!!

We would like to officially invite everyone to attend and support our middle school cheerleaders.

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Where: Wise High School
Time: 10 am
Cost: $5

This is the second year the cheer team will take on other teams in the county. This year they will claim VICTORY!!!!!

If you have not done so already, please purchase your spirit gear for only $3. To place your order, email secretary@cmitacademy.org. It will be so nice to see the purple and gold fill the stands.

We hope to see everyone there, supporting our team.

LET'S GO TIGERS!!!

Coach Adams
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Boys Soccer Interest Meeting
I will be holding an interest meeting on February 9th after school in Coach Lawrence's room. I will be there to answer any questions about the upcoming season. Parents you are more than welcome to attend.

Coach Chris Mc Nair
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Black History Month Essay Contest
In celebration of Black History Month, there will be an essay contest sponsored by CLF. Students can turn in their essays to their English teachers by February 9th and receive extra credit in Social Studies and English. They will also have the chance to win a prize! Please see the attached poster for details.


Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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CMIT Middle School Spirit Day
The middle school will be having a spirit day on February 9th. Students are able to dress in any of their CMIT spirit wear for the school day. Students must have on some form of CMIT apparel (sweatshirt, t-shirt, sweatpants, jacket, etc) in order to be out of uniform.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Linnenkamp (jlash@cmitacademy.org)

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dr. Sullivan-Williams' Enrichment Classes
Greetings to all:

As you are aware of, the Third Quarter of said marking period has begun.
New Enrichment classes have been assigned to students, and the particular students assigned to Life-Skills/Current Events have been given the task of
Writing an ESSAY for Black History Month on the following:

1. Dr. Carter G. Woodson
2. Black Educators
3. Mary McLeod Bethune
4. Black Lawyers and Judges
5. Margaret Bush Wilson
6. U.W. Clemon
7. David Walker and Sojourner Truth
8.Harriet Tubman
9. Frederick Douglas
10. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois
11. York
12. Bill Pickett
13 .Whitney Young, Sr.
14. Jesse Jackson
15. Black Inventors
16. Garrett Morgan
17. Black Writers
18. Alex Haley
19. Arthur Ash
20.Black Artista
21. Black Doctors
22. Black Scientists
23. Guion S. Bluford, Jr.
24. Black Government
25. Pioneer Politicians
26.Shirley Chisholm
27. Black Cowboys
28. Goodnight-Loving
29. Black Pioneers, Pony Express and Mountain Men
30. James Beckwourth
31. Black Explorers and Settlers
32. Jean Baptist Pointe Du Sable
33. Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
34. George Bush
35. Matthew Henson,
36. Hannibal (Rome's Worst Nightmare) and
37. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The students are to paraphrase (into their own words, for clarity of understanding) the assigned person (or persons) claim to fame and why these people are a part of Black History.

Each scholar has been given a specific person (or persons) to write about.

The essay writing has been turned into a CONTEST with the PRIZE of a $50.00 Gift Certificate.

There can only be one First Prize Winner, out of all three Enrichment classes
and the contest ends on Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Parent Visitors to Spanish Classes
Dear Parents,

I am interested in inviting speakers from the community into my classroom to talk with the students about the importance of Spanish in the working world and in life. If you are able to visit your scholar's Spanish class to tell the students how you use or have used Spanish in your daily work or life and provide some examples, I would appreciate your presence in the classroom. This invitation is open throughout the third quarter. Please email me at jhester@cmitacademy.org.

Much appreciated,

Jared Hester
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For students: How to request a recommendation (form or letter)
How to request a recommendation from your teacher
(and make a good impression on the person of whom you’re making the request)

Please see reference https://www.petersons.com/articles/college-admissions/letter-recommendation-how-ask for more information...but here is the “gist”:

If you’re asking for a recommendation, you’re asking for a FAVOR. Teachers are not REQUIRED to fill out recommendation forms or write letters...these things take up our personal time -- understand that you’re asking for a favor...EACH time you ask for a recommendation.

Ask early. If your application and recommendation letter are due on March 9, then ask for the recommendation in early February (or earlier if possible). Teachers have a lot going on and get asked to write several recommendation letters and fill out several forms for specialty programs ALL AT THE SAME TIME -- if you want a GOOD, THOUGHTFUL recommendation, request it early enough to give your teacher(s) time to put thought into it and get it back to you in time. Please do NOT “pester” the teacher -- give him/her a few days or a week, and if you do not hear back or receive the recommendation letter/form from him/her, then gently ask if it’s been done or if he/she needs any other information from you in order to complete it.

Ask nicely. Ask in person or write a sincere email requesting the recommendation. DON'T expect your parent send an email request, and DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES just give the form to your teacher and EXPECT him/her to fill it out and send it (this goes for forms that will be sent to the teacher's email directly from the private school or program, too). Also -- it’s better if YOU ask for the recommendation than if you have your COUNSELOR request it. HOW you ask for the recommendation reveals a lot about how important the recommendation/program is to you.

Remind your teacher of your talents/merits. What do you hope your teacher will remember to include in your letter/recommendation? What makes you a good fit for the program or school to which you’re applying? Why do you want to enter this program or school? Give your teacher some ideas about what to write/include in the letter or form!

Provide all necessary materials. If the recommendation form/letter has to be mailed, provide an envelope (already addressed to the correct recipient) and a STAMP. Fill in the portion(s) of the form that you need to fill in (read the directions)! Leaving these things out (envelope, stamp) will likely delay the mailing of your form/letter and it doesn’t show respect for the person from whom you’ve requested a recommendation.

Consider sending a thank you note -- especially if you’ve requested multiple recommendation letters or forms from one teacher. Each form/letter takes personal time from the person completing it, and again...it was a favor.


All of your teachers, who love and adore you and are happy to write your recommendations, but who also want you to understand HOW to request this favor
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Big Explosion in Science

Science classes were full of fun last week. Students learned endothermic and exothermic reactions by doing two famous experiments. Students also had a chance to observe the famous "Elephant Toothpaste Experiment" on a big scale. The movie is coming soon!

Nuri Bayram
Science Teacher
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Senior Night for Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball
Hello Everyone,

I would like to formally invite you out to our next home basketball game next week on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, against College Park Academy. At this game, we will acknowledge our senior athletes for participating in Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball and Cheer.

Please come out and support the home team.

See you there!!!

P.S. The cheer team still have a few spirit items for sale for only $3.

Athletics
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Classes
Hi Students and Parents

Medical Science - Students will do their medical career presentations in class on Friday, February 9.

Environmental Science - The 20-point homework packet is due on Monday, February 5 for sections 3 and 4, and on Tuesday, February 6 for sections 1 and 2.

We're off to a very, very good second semester!

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Foundations of Tech - Trac Bridge Building Project

This is an invitation for students to stay over to work on their Bridge Building Project. Any group or student wanting to stay over needs to have their parent email Mr. Hynes so that the necessary approvals can be given to be in the building this week and next week in the evenings from February 5th to February 16th. No student will be able to work on their project in the evening without prior approval from Mr. Hynes and our Administration. Students, please remember that Parent contact is important for your staying in the evening to work on your bridge project, portfolio, and presentation. Students will need to be picked up at 4 pm on the evening they have arrangements to work on the project.

9th - 10th Graders - Cable Stay Bridge
11th - 12th Graders - Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge

Gregory Hynes
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Future Business Leaders of America

This is an invitation for students to stay over for FBLA to participate in the competition re: the TRAC Bridge Building Project from February 5th to February 16th in the evening to work on your project, portfolio, and presentation. I am using this as the replacement for your FBLA Comp. Participation.

May the better team win the prize at the end.

9th Graders - Cable Stay Bridge
12th Graders - Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge

Gregory Hynes
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