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Awards and Accolades


2022 National Merit Scholar Finalists. Out of a total of 15,000 students nationwide who were recognized as high scorers, 54 BCA seniors were named Finalists. Additionally, 4 seniors were named NMS Corporate Scholarships winners and 6 seniors were named NMS College Scholarship Winners.

BCA students competed at the American Computer Science League Finals and earned the following distinctions:
   Senior Level: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
   Intermediate Level: 2 Bronze
   Junior (9th Grade) Level: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze

The 2022 DECA National Competition (Atlanta, GA) had 17,500 participants around the country, and of the 48 students who competed at the DECA National competition, 5 students placed in the top 10 in their respective events and 1 student took 1st place in her event

Five BCA juniors took 2nd place in the 2021-2022 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition. This year, the group competed against 1,300 teams across 64 countries.

The American Association of Physics Teachers announced the results of the National Final of the US Physics Olympiad. Two of the three finalists from BCA received a special recognition: 1 Gold medal and 1 Honorable Mention

Robotics & Engineering Club—Team of four won 1st Place in the Princeton Ignite Stem Design Challenge.

Cooper Hewitt Museum's National High School Design Competition "What Would You Design for a More Peaceful and Just World?": One Finalist (out of 3 total) and 3 Honorable Mentions (out of 12 total).

One National Winner in the latest round of the American High School Poets Just Poetry contest. 3 Gold and 2 Silver medals

National High School Model United Nations in New York City received the following awards: School Award of Excellence: Bergen County Academies; 1 Award of Distinction, 4 Awards of Excellence, 1 Award of Merit

Two Titanium Knights robotics teams advanced from the regionals to the State Championship: one team placed 5th in the state championship.

NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association Educational Foundation conducted ProStart Hospitality Management Competition: Culinary team took home 2nd place. Business model and plan for restaurant concept, a vegan Filipino restaurant named La Perla.

Bergen County Band: Eleven students auditioned and seven were placed in the ensemble

Senior created the Justice Education Project: Published a book intended to inform about criminal justice

2022 Bergen County Chorus: seven students with the following: on the county level, #3 as Bass I; #2 Soprano II; #1 as Tenor II

Writing accolades: Honorable Mention in 2021 Sejong International Sijo Competition, 2nd place in 2021 RoundPier Poetry Competition with 4 finalists

Bergen County High School writing contest in several categories:
   Personal Essay category, 2nd place, and 3rd place
   Short Story category, 2nd place, and Honorable Mention
   Scholarly Essay category, 1st place, 2nd place, and Honorable Mention
   Poetry category, 1st place, and Honorable Mention
   Drama category, 1st place, 2nd place

Keep Our Planet Green Artwork Contest: AVPA-visual freshmen awarded 1st and 2nd place Princeton Model UN Conference: Delegation award and won individual awards: Honorable Large Delegation; Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegates, Honorable Mention, Verbal Commendation