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02/16/2020

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

The 2020 CLF BHM Poster and Essay Finalist Have Been Selected!

Science Olympiad Division B Invitational Competition at JHU - Grade 9 students did it again!

Upcoming STEM Competitions/Events

STEM Special Field Trip Was a Blast!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

The Franklin Institute - Best Field trip ever!

Official Interest Meeting on Tuesday the 18th of February at 3pm


HS BREAKING NEWS

2020-2021 Student Schedule Updates

Penn State College Trip

CMIT HS Has a Pink Battery Recycling Bin


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

PSAT 10 - March 4th - 10th Grade Students


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

Varsity Baseball

Mr. Hommel's Journalism Class Presents: The Tiger Times!

SeaPerch (Underwater Robotics) Updates

FIRST Robotics Team Illusion Updates

Medical Science Practice No.1: The Joy of Learning how to Take Blood Pressure

"The Future is Now" STEM Special Activity Happened!

CMIT Will Connect with Students in Nigeria!


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
The 2020 CLF BHM Poster and Essay Finalist Have Been Selected!
Dear CLF Schools, We would like to thank all our participants for their Poster and Essay contributions for this year's 2020 Black History Month. Attached, please find the finalists chosen to represent CLF schools at the upcoming February 25th BHM Reception. All those listed here are FINALISTS and there is no "1st, 2nd, or 3rd...etc." as we equate these excellent representations of the contest to the same exceptional "Finalists" that exhibit the precision and quality in either Poster or Essay contributions. In addition, we will provide a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION for all student participants, regardless of being chosen among the finalists. The only exception to that will be the few disqualified for suspected plagiarism. We will notify the school individually so as to not cast a shadow on this otherwise STEAMazing content from our CLF school students. To our leaders, we are so very proud and grateful for the motivation behind the students that truly took this contest to heart and taught us all more about Black History Month with their efforts and finished product.

CLF Community Partnerships
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Science Olympiad Division B Invitational Competition at JHU - Grade 9 students did it again!
If you are in Grades 6 to 12, Science Olympiad is a prestigious group of scientists that can give you a good start in a scientific career. Students develop their ability to solve tough problems in an investigative fashion and realize the incomprehensible bungle, extract relevant data, and produce good results fast. The Olympiads Division B was led by our Grade 9 students who did not only bring medals to themselves but demonstrated that CMIT students are stature that withstands the time balancing school works and extracurricular activity. They are the model of commitment. Let’s join our hands together for the following Grade 9 Science Olympiad Division B members: Nygel Seymour and Christina Thomas were the Gold medalist for Ping-pong Parachutes. - The team designed, built and brought up to two bottle rockets to the tournament and launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute that stayed aloft at the greatest amount of time. Nygel Seymour, Suhani Patel, and Christina Thomas, Silver medalist for Experimental Design - This event was scored by the student’s ability to design on-site, conduct and report the findings of an experiment. Nevaeh Cannon, Silver medalist for Elastic Launch Gliders - The team designed, constructed, and test elastic launched gliders that achieves the maximum time aloft. Let’s not forget the two hardworking students, Jamire Joyce, and Velma Funebe, for their outstanding support to all the participants.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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Upcoming STEM Competitions/Events
Please mark your calendars for the following STEM Competitions/Events: 1. High School Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Montgomery College - Germantown on February 22nd 2. MD STEM FESTIVAL-PI DAY at Senate Office Building at Annapolis, March 10, 2020 3. VEX EDR Maryland VRC High School State Championship - Tower Takeover -1901 Delvale Avenue Dundalk, Maryland 21222, March 7th,2020 4. Team ILLUSION - CMIT-N FIRST Robotics CHS District Owings Mills, MD (March 13th - 15th) at McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA (3-day event, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 5. Team ILLUSION - CMIT-N FIRST Robotics CHS District Edgewater, MD Event sponsored by Leidos (March 20th - 22nd) at South River High School, 201 Central Avenue, East Edgewater, MD 21037, USA (3-day event, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 6. Seaperch-Underwater Robotics Regional at Naval Academy, April 4th, 2020 USA STEM & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL APRIL 24-26 Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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STEM Special Field Trip Was a Blast!
CMIT-N Students were at the BEYA2020 STEM Global Competitiveness Conference on Friday, February 14th. The field trip was very informative, interactive and fun! Students enjoyed the trip and are looking for the next one, according to the feedback! Students had three different workshops during the trip: 1) See it, Build it... Game on! by Boeing Company. Students had a chance to try VR (Virtual Reality) goggles to make a rocket and to build an electrical circuit. The session was run by engineers who graduated from top universities of the US such as JHU and MIT! 2) Students visited a career hall for the 2nd workshop where they had a chance to meet many companies such as Lockheed Martin, Aerotek, Boston Scientific, Leidos, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, etc. (There were 89 in total.) Students gained an idea about their possible STEM career options and looked for internships at the same time. In addition, they received gifts from companies and observed cool demonstrations such as Liquid Nitrogen`s fast change of state and TESLA coils' sparks formed by around 300 000 V potential difference. 3) During the 3rd workshop, students received an informative and interactive "Financial Aid" seminar. They found answers to their questions. The final part of the trip was lunchtime. Students had three options for lunch. While most students preferred having lunch at Chipotle and McDonald's, a few students preferred the Italian kitchen. As a final note, more STEM field trips are on the way. STEM field trips are organized to incentivize the students who are in STEM teams. Only students who are in STEM teams will be able to attend STEM field trips. Hurry up! You can still join a STEM team! Available STEM Teams to join: SeaPerch Team VEX Robotics FIRST Robotics MATH Olympiad Team MDOT-TRAC Bridge Building Team (For next year) Science Olympiad Team (For next year) NSBE-FIRE (For next year)

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
The Franklin Institute - Best Field trip ever!
What & Where: Field trip at the Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Who: All Grade 9 students, curricular requirements Grade 12 students, who are interested in furthering careers in Medical Science and/or Engineering When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Buses will leave CMIT HS at 6 AM (exactly) Buses will arrive at CMIT HS at 6 PM (estimated time of arrival) How: - Please pay $61on MySchoolbucks.com by February 21, 2020. - Submit the permission slip (attached) to your respective science teacher, Dr. Clarke, Mr. Ozdem, Ms. Gonzales, Ms. Coholic or Mr. Bayram by February 21, 2020 Why: 1. The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. Known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. Grades 9 and 12 will follow through and complete science and technology curricular requirements in ways that would dazzle and delight the "Next Generation Science Standards." 2. Discover something new at The Franklin Institute by exploring the fun side of science through twelve cutting-edge and hands-on exhibitions. The Franklin Institute provides resources and helps students to connect with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all backgrounds.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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Official Interest Meeting on Tuesday the 18th of February at 3pm
Lady Tigers! The softball season is rapidly approaching, and I am welcoming you all to our first official interest meeting on Tuesday, February 18th at 3 pm. We will try to have the meeting at the lacrosse practice field, if the weather permits. If not, we will be inside in room 135. This meeting will be informative and will finish with some conditioning, if you are available. For those who can only attend the meeting portion, it should not last more than 45 minutes with another 45 minutes of conditioning afterward. Our very first day of practice will be 10 am on Saturday the 29th of February. If you are not available for the meeting or conditioning (or both) on Tuesday, that is completely acceptable; however, I strongly encourage you to come to each day of tryouts when they begin on February 29th, particularly if I have never seen you play/practice. If it does not rain on the 18th, make sure you have athletic clothing, and we can do some base running and catching drills (no gloves needed) so that we will not have to do the very basics on the first day of practice. Thanks, Coach Donelson

cdonelson@cmitacademy.org
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HS BREAKING NEWS
2020-2021 Student Schedule Updates
Hello CMIT Students and Families, We are reaching out to give you the information you will need about schedules for the 2020-2021 School Year. Schedule Structure Next year, CMIT North High School will no longer operate on an A Day / B Day schedule. There will be 8 periods throughout the day: students will be able to take up to 7 courses plus their lunch and will see each class every day for about 50 minutes per day. The school day will start at approximately 8:05am and end at approximately 2:50pm. We will have 4 lunch periods which will be divided by grade level. Students will have a 17-minute homeroom period following their lunch. If there are any questions about these changes, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Gaudette and Mrs. Andrew. Course Placements Teachers will place students in their math, English, social studies, science, technology, fine art, and world language courses that are required for graduation based on department-based data. These placements will be made by mid-March at which time Ms. Gaudette will email students and families to notify them of their placements. If a family would like to move their students down a level (i.e. from AP to Honors or from Honors to Comprehensive), they may simply email Ms. Gaudette to make that change. If a family would like to discuss the possibility of moving their student up a level against the teacher’s data-based recommendation, families will need to schedule a meeting with Ms. Gaudette, their student’s Assistant Principal, and their student’s teacher. At that time, a decision will be made by the team and the placement decided during that meeting will be applied to the student’s schedule. AP Applications AP applications were released late last week and are due by Friday, February 28th at the end of each student’s lunch period. AP applications will require students to submit a signed AP agreement form (signed by themselves and their parent/guardian), attend an information session for the content area for which they are applying, and submit a writing sample responding to a specified prompt listed on the application. AP applications will be reviewed by their respective departments and decisions will be made in the same timeframe as other course placements. Students will be notified of their acceptance in the same communication as their other placements. Elective Requests This year, elective requests will be done through an online Google Form. While students will be the only ones that have access to this through their CMIT email addresses, parents are encouraged to assist them in this process. Students will receive a copy of their responses upon submitting the form. Students will not be able to make edits to the form once it is submitted. This Google Form will be sent in April, at which time we will have a better idea of which electives will be offered during each period. Abbreviated Schedules Seniors will have the opportunity to request abbreviated schedules. Seniors are required to take a minimum of 4 courses at CMIT throughout the duration of the school year. These 4 courses will include: English 12 or AP English, a Mathematics course, College Summit 12, and at least one additional elective. Students who have other required courses or need AVP projects for graduation will also have those within their schedule as their schedule permits. Seniors who choose to take their English course through PGCC or Bowie State in the Fall of their senior year will have an additional elective in the place of English 12/AP English. Seniors who wish to have an abbreviated schedule must have a meeting with their parent and Ms. Gaudette present prior to the first day of school in order to sign required documentation. Dual Enrollment Applications for Summer and Fall 2020 for Bowie State and PGCC Dual Enrollment courses will happen in April. Students will need to consult Ms. Gaudette about what times they may take courses during the school year. Dual Enrollment courses cannot conflict with a student’s set CMIT schedule. While it is the goal to allow seniors to take courses during the school day, that is not always possible. The only 11th grade students who may consider taking Dual Enrollment courses during the school day are 11th grade ITEC students. Rising seniors will want to work closely to ensure they do not select classes that may conflict with their CMIT schedules. ITEC Schedules 9th and 10th grade students take their ITEC courses during the mornings here at CMIT. Students will not be able to take courses that conflict with their ITEC courses. 9th and 10th grade students are automatically scheduled for their ITEC courses. ITEC 11th grade students will participate in the Dual Enrollment application process for their Fall courses. The correct courses will be provided by the ITEC Liaison. ITEC 11th grade students may request an abbreviated schedule but may take no fewer than 5 courses here at CMIT during the school day. ITEC 12th grade students will also participate in the Dual Enrollment application process for their Fall courses. ITEC 12th grade students take all their courses at the PGCC campus with the exception of their College Summit 12 course, which takes place at the CMIT building on Friday mornings. ITEC seniors are not permitted to remain in the building after their course ends. Schedule Changes There are only a few instances where schedule changes are permitted. First, is with the level change request by a parent. As previously explained, all that is required to go down a level (i.e. AP to Honors) is an email from the parent to Ms. Gaudette. To request an upward level change, a meeting is required between the student, parent, teacher, school counselor, and administrator. At the start of the school year, teachers will have the opportunity to recommend any other level changes (upward or downward) and parental approval will be sought out before that change is made. Any last level changes at the request of a student or parent must happen within the first 20 school days. The same meeting requirement for upward changes applies. After the first 20 school days, students may not change levels of their classes unless there is an extreme circumstance that is agreed upon by the school team. If they are struggling in an upper-level class, it is the student’s responsibility to seek additional resources such as tutoring. Students will not be moved simply because they are getting a poor grade in a class. After 20 school days, students will only be moved due to extreme circumstances. Elective Change Requests Students will be able to request elective changes starting from the first Friday of the school year. Students will no longer need to go to their counselor for elective changes. Rather, they will submit elective change requests through a Google Form that will be sent to students via email when the elective change period opens. Students will have one week to request elective changes for the entirety of the school year. After that date, no elective change requests will be accepted. Please note: elective change changes are not guaranteed simply because a request is made. Elective change requests are made on a first come first serve basis with space restrictions and prerequisites taken into account. If there are any questions about student schedules for 2020-2021, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Penn State College Trip
11th Graders! The Penn State College Trip is on April 15th, 2020. If you want to visit Penn State, follow the link for detailed info: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/2020/01/31/11th-grade-college-trip/ Trip Cost: $50

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT HS Has a Pink Battery Recycling Bin
Batteries for cellphones, and small electronics, as well as numerous school and household devices, are the number one necessities in today’s technological world. Batteries contain heavy metals -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- that react with chemical electrolytes to produce power. Battery materials pose no threat to human health when in use, but batteries discarded improperly can have dangerous health and environmental consequences because of the heavy metals the batteries contain. The CMIT green school team collects smaller batteries – from AAA and AA to the bigger C and D cells, button cells from hearing aids and watches, and even mobile phone batteries. Collecting these batteries for better disposal can help in reducing the physical mass of batteries being sent to landfill. The Green team will use a battery analyzer to determine their state of health for proper recycling. Moreover, keeping heavy metals out of the landfill prevents these metals from reacting to rainwater that seeps into the landfill forming a toxic soup, called leachate. The CMIT green school team encourages everyone to participate in this environmental initiative. Battery recycling relies on commitment from the end-user, but the environmental advantages are significant, so try to resist the urge to bury those batteries at the bottom of our school trash bins, and take them instead to the front lobby and place them in our “pink battery recycle bin,” our appropriate collection point to help protect the environment.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
PSAT 10 - March 4th - 10th Grade Students
On Wednesday, March 4th, all 10th grade students will be taking the PSAT 10 test at CMIT North HS. This test gvies students an opportunity to practice and prepare for taking the SAT. We have completed registration for all students and there is nothing that needs to be done on your part prior to testing day! Important test day information: 1. Please be in your testing room at 8:05 am. No late students will be admitted into the testing room. There are no make up days! 2. Please only bring a No. 2 pencil and a calculator (graphing or scientific) into the testing room. No calculators will be provided. No backpacks, binders, chromebooks, purses, or other material should enter the testing room. 3. Cell phones, smart watches, and headphones are prohibited to be physically on the student during testing and breaks. Students should leave all cell phones, smart watches, and headphones in their locker. If a prohibited electronic device is found on a student, it is Collegeboard policy that the student's scores be canceled. 4. Students cannot eat or drink in the testing room. If a student would like to have a small snack or drink during a break, the drink or snack must be stored under the student's desk during testing and he or she must bring the drink/snack outside the testing room to consume during the 5 minute break. Please do not bring any drinks or snacks without a secure lid to prevent any spilling. 5. It is extremely important that students are quiet and following all instructions throughout the entire testing day. If students are a distribution to the testing room or do not following instructions, it is Collegeboard policy that the student's scores be canceled. 6. After testing, students will report to the cafeteria for lunch and then will participate in a study hall for the last 2 periods of the day. 7. In order for students to receive their scores online, they must create their own Collegeboard account. When creating the account, make sure that the school chosen is Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter (210722). CMIT North does not have access to these accounts. 8. The week before testing, all 10th graders will be called to the cafeteria to complete the pre-administration for the test and they will receive what room they will be testing in via email. For more information about the test and practice, please visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 For more practice, please visit https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Casandra Andrew
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi Students and Parents, I hope everyone is enjoy the day off for Presidents' Day. Here is some latest news: BioGeoChem students will be reviewing for a unit test on the atmosphere and ocean. The test will be held on Thursday and Friday depending on whether students are A-day or B-day students. Physics students will be continuing the current unit on sound waves, sound detection, and musical instrument sound production. If we finish the unit prior to Thursday/Friday, we will have a review this week and unit test next week. Have a great week!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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Varsity Baseball
Any student who missed the information session regarding tryouts for varsity baseball should see Mr. Snyder. Please remember a sports physical is required to tryout for baseball. Additionally, all students should create a a FormREleaf account and upload all require documents before tryouts as well. http://www.formreleaf.com

Coach Snyder
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Mr. Hommel's Journalism Class Presents: The Tiger Times!
Here is a link to a project that journalism students have been working on. Enjoy! https://sites.google.com/cmitacademy.org/tigertimes/home

Mr. Hommel shommel@cmitacademy.org
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SeaPerch (Underwater Robotics) Updates
The SeaPerch team is growing and glowing! In the past week, SeaPerch students invited their friends to the "STEM Center" to demonstrate the fish to recruit more students for the team. In the Saturday meeting, students learned how to make solder. In addition to Saturday meetings, students decided to meet at the STEM Center to work on the fish during lunchtimes. The team plans to complete the fish construction by the end of Feb and to practice during March! Mark your calendar for he SeaPerch Regional Competition: April 4th, 2020 at the US Naval Academy! You can join SeaPerch and make a team! Meetings are on Saturdays from 9am to 11am in room 147 (STEM Center) at the high school. The more the merrier!

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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FIRST Robotics Team Illusion Updates
The past week in FIRST Robotics, Team Illusion worked on the lift mechanism for our chassidy. Our programming team worked on making the code for the robots, and finally, we mounted our wheels atop the chassis. Now we are working on trying to get all the wheels to function as they should. This week, our goal is to fasten all of the pieces that we have set up to the chassidy and test it before the tournament to guarantee our success. Team Illusion meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Room 137. If you want to make donations to "TEAM ILLUSION," here is the MySchoolBucks account: "CMIT North Robotics Team Illusion Donations" Please mark your calendars for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competitions. Parent Volunteers will be needed! 1) CHS District Owings Mills, MD (March 13th - 15th) at McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA 2) CHS District Edgewater, MD Event sponsored by Leidos (March 20th - 22nd) at South River High School, 201 Central Avenue, East Edgewater, MD 21037, USA By: Ezra Enchill

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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Medical Science Practice No.1: The Joy of Learning how to Take Blood Pressure
The terms “high blood pressure” and “hypertension” are often brought up in doctors’ offices and articles and conversations about your overall health, but many still do not know exactly what the numbers mean. The medical science students started their practice in taking blood pressure. Understanding important medical indicators, like taking blood pressures, taking pulse rates, checking on temperatures and others, are the first pivotal points of being medical specialists. The joy of knowing these pivotal points provides critical information needed to make life-saving decisions.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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"The Future is Now" STEM Special Activity Happened!
MDOT-TRAC visited CMIT-N with 10 engineers to present a "The Future is Now" activity which is about a future technology: Connected Automated Vehicle. The activity was offered to students who are in STEM teams. Around 50 students participated in the activity. In the first part, students received a short lecture about future technology and watched a video. In the second part, each group completed an interactive workbook with an engineer's lead. Students learned about the technology of driverless vehicles. They found answers to their questions, and finally, they designed their own Automated Vehicle of the future! The next part of the activity is to visit local motors to meet Olli (CAV). https://localmotors.com/meet-olli/ If you want to learn more about this technology, you may find some links in the folder below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FVY4JCh_L3eskUVfH5UliA38-atRJQ9w?usp=sharing

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT Will Connect with Students in Nigeria!
I am excited to pilot a new initiative at CMIT North High School, the Maryland School Linkage Program! This program connects CMIT students with students at Lourdes Academy in Nigeria to complete a social action research project on the topic of climate change and global sustainability. Students will be conducting original research with their international counterparts and sharing best practices found in their localities through video calls and online forum exchanges with their peers in Nigeria. After conducting international-scale research, CMIT students will implement a local-level project in Prince George’s County to facilitate social change in their community. This unparalleled opportunity is officially sponsored by the Maryland Department of Education’s “Maryland Sister States Program.” CMIT students participating in the program will earn service-learning hours. In June, they will present their project to the Secretary of State of Maryland, along with other political, government, and education department officials, at a reception ceremony where they will also receive awards recognizing their achievements. Above all else, the Nigeria School Linkage Program is about developing intercultural awareness and understanding. Through this initiative, students will recognize the shared threat our global community faces in the climate crisis, and take meaningful action to counteract this problem through targeted research and innovation. By engaging with this larger conversation, our students are setting an example for others that the power to change our world is in our hands!

Mr. Mirza Social Studies Instructor
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