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Greenwich High Recognizes Academic Success Stories

Greenwich High School ended the 20-2016 school year by celebrating many of its academic success stories.
Greenwich High School ended the 20-2016 school year by celebrating many of its academic success stories. Photo Credit: Facebook

GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich High School is moving into the summer by celebrating some its students’ top achievements.

A recent school graduate planning to attend Princeton in the fall became the second Greenwich student ever to be published in The Concord Review, a scholarly periodical released quarterly, according to a statement from the high school.

According to a statement, the periodical published the work of Owen Tedford, a future history major whose paper, “The Failure of the Confederate En Echelon Attack at Gettysburg,” appeared in the Spring 2016 issue.

Another student, Louisa Bjerke, took first place in this year’s statewide William F. Buckley Jr. Essay Contest, winning a $1,000 award.

Bjerke, a sophomore, is one of two from her grade to achieve great things in the contest. Alexandra Braverman competed as well, earning an honorable mention.

Bjerke and Braverman, both students in AP United States History, were honored during a ceremony earlier this year in New Haven. Both teens met author Tom Wolfe at the event.

Another sophomore, Ben Rosenfeld, won first place in the statewide 2016 Connecticut Foundation for Open Government essay contest, according to the district, which noted that that award also came with a $1,000 prize.

Four other Greenwich students were honored in the same contest. Peter Bound, a junior, received third place honors while Takema Kajita, Gregory Macora and Paris-sima Mohammadi each earned honorable mention.

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