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Championships, innovative programs, exciting opportunities, and prestigious recognitions: there is always something to celebrate in City Schools!      

Here are just a few of the good news items from this week:     

Awards and Competitions 

A very large group of students sit on steps near the chess competition sign
  • Over 50 students from around the district participated in the K6 US Chess Nationals Championship with top players from 37 states. Congrats to the top players from City Schools: Benjamin from Thomas Johnson, who tied for third place and won the fourth-place trophy on tie breaks in the K6 U1400 section, and Spencer from Hampstead Hill, who tied for second place and won fifth place on tie breaks in the K5 U1200 section. Learn more about this event on their website.  
  • Congratulations to Jordan Flood, graduating senior of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, and Tracey Barbour-Gillett, alumni of Western High School, for being honored by the CollegeBound Foundation with the Scholar of the Year and Distinguished Alumni Award, respectively.  They will be celebrated and give speeches at the 35th annual CollegeBound Scholars’ Luncheon on Friday, July 28. See both honorees on College Bound’s Twitter account.  
  • City College teacher Lena Tashjian (Teacher of the Year finalist) won the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab Award for $20,000 for the City College Writing Center. Congratulate her on City College’s Facebook page!  

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