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Awards and Accolades


The following is a sample of the accolades won by BCA students during the 2018-2019 school year:

National Winner in American High School Poets' 22nd Annual poetry contest

Visual Art Seniors won SpaceTime 2019 Students' Poster Competition - posters exhibited during 46th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques in Los Angeles, 28 July-1 August 2019

Student work appeared in Aerie International, an international publication of student writing, and chosen for the publication's Third Spoken Word Award

Student took first place in the High School category of the Sarah Mook Poetry contest, a national competition for student poets

Student won semifinalist round of the LSSU High School Short Story Prize, competing against students from all over the country for the top prize

AAPT PhysicsBowl'18 : senior and junior teams were among the TOP TWO teams in the region and 24th GLOBALLY (out of more than 600 schools)

Student won "High Honors" recognition for the 2019 Chemistry Olympiad. High honors is given to the top 50 students in a field that begins with about 16000 students throughout the US

DECA National competition on April 30, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL: five students placed in the top 10 and the following 2 students finished in 2rd place nationally in their event

Future Farmers of America Chapter won the following Awards for Agriscience research at the NJ FFA Fair- Food Science came in first place out of 13 teams. Awards won in Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems, Food Products & Processing Systems, Plant Systems, Power, Structural and Technical Systems, and Social Systems

Student took 2nd place in the 2019 Jack London Foundation Writing Contest, a national competition with big prizes at stake

Student selected as winner of the NJ Young Playwrights Contest High School Division 2019 for play "Used to Be"

Student received a professional reading of play and a NJ State Governor's Award

Washington Area Model UN Conference and did very well. More than 2/3 of our delegation won awards including Outstanding and Best Delegates

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers just published their list of national medal winners for the Scholastic Art & Writing Award: five silver medals and 5 gold medals

Student won 1st prize at Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Rutgers University ($2,000 in scholarship prize and expenses paid trip to National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Albuquerque, NM)

New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association Educational Foundation awarded school team 1st Place and won scholarship awards in excess of $35,000.00

Student published cell bio research: Am J Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 1;9(1):122-133. Vascular-endothelial response to IDH1 mutant fibrosarcoma secretome and metabolite: implications on cancer microenvironment

Students qualified to compete in the 2019 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge Finals Competition at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Regional Finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. The Coca Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind

Seventeen students garnered a total of 65 Scholastic Art Awards for the Northern New Jersey Region; 22 Gold Key, 19 Silver Key, and 24 Honorable Mentions

Six students accepted into All-State Band

Fourteen choristers accepted into the All-North Jersey Senior HS Regional Chorus

Fourteen students place in Association Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TSA TEAMS) National Competition

Three students accepted to All-Eastern Orchestra