On Saturday April 2 six students represented Burlington High School at the Tenacity Challenge 2016. This was the second year that Burlington sent a team of students.
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.
The Tenacity Challenge competition consists of four events centered around 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
Souleiman Benhida, Julian Lechner, Gianni Newman, Cindy Niyonzima, Jovan Sematimba, & Rebecca Wilson
This year the students tied for second place in the Math and Science Quiz Bowl!