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Awards and Accolades


BCA chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competed in 2023 International Leadership Conference. Students placed in the top ten in Biomedical Debate, Medical Math and Prepared Speaking

Finalist in the New York Times 10th Annual Student Editorial Contest, selected from more than 12,000 global entries

Finalist in 2023 Cooper Hewitt National High School Design Competition

Foxy Awards, Montclair Theatre - The Crucible won Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Play, Outstanding Production of a Dramatic Play, The Ingenuity in Direction Award and Overall Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Achievement in Period/Fantasy Costume Design

BergenPAC High School Musical Theatre Awards- Fiddler on the Roof- Outstanding Choreography of a Musical; Outstanding Ensemble Role

New York Metropolitan High School Musical Theatre Awards- Fiddler on the Roof - Outstanding performance by a chorus

Paper Mill Rising Star Awards- Fiddler on the Roof- Student achievement award for Production Stage Manager; The James K. Mosser Memorial Rising Star Award Scholarship for Technical Theater

Recipient of Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2023 Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement

State finalist for the National History Day Competition

Winner in National Eye Institute's Eye on the Future Teen Video Contest

Third place winner and four honorable mentions in SIGGRAPH SpaceTime 2023 Student Competition & Exhibition

NJ FFA State Convention: Winner of Food Science National Award: First place for Marketing Plan Team; First place and fifth place Fine Arts in Agriculture; Second place Prepared Speaking; Third place Parliamentary Procedures Team. Chapter received a silver rating for the H.O. Sampson Award (level of achievement in LDE and CDE competitive events)

BCA's High School Federal Reserve Challenge team's economic research paper submission selected to be published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The team's submission, Holy Guacamole! The Avocado as a Globalized Good in the United States and Mexico will appear in the 2023 issue of the Journal of Future Economists.

Two teams TSA -TEAMS to the Nationals

National French Contest - 30 students earned medals for their performance at the national level

BCA's newest NJ All-State Choristers: 3 students in Treble Chorus; 6 students in Mixed Chorus

BCA's Model Congress competed at the Beacon Model Congress Conference: Best Delegate and two honorable mentions

Student named as 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary for entrepreneurial development of a global film festival for student filmmakers

NJ FFA Career Development Events: Environmental Science: 3rd Place team; Veterinary Science: 3rd Place: Food Science: 1st Place

2023 Agriscience Research Fair Results - Division Winners (1st place); Animal Systems — 1 winner; Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems (4 winners); Food Products & Processing Systems (4 winners); Plant Systems (5 winners)

2023 DECA National competition: Five students placed in top 10: one ninth-grade student took 3rd place in event

Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Contest: semi-finalist for play” The Time Is Perfect”

O'Neill Theater Young Playwrights Festival: student is guest playwright for play “On the Account of a Western Star”

2022 NJCTE High School Writing Contest: first place in Essay Writing; student will receive a Governor’s Award in Arts Education

NJ SkillsUSA 2023: medals in five competitions: Promotional Bulletin Board, 2nd place Silver; American Spirit, 3rd place Bronze; Career Pathways - Hospitality, 3rd place Bronze: Community Service, 3rd place Bronze: Customer Service, 3rd place Bronze

C-SPAN's StudentCam Competition: three Honorable Mention

Student accepted to National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program (NSLI-Y) program for China

Debate team: 1st Place Varsity and JV awards; Varsity and JV Program awards among other awards

US Physics Olympiad: participation at National level

Bergen County Debate League JV Invitational: 2 winners

DECA State Competition 2023: 62 winners across 26 competitive events; 29 students placed in Top 3 regionally and swept 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Restaurant and Food Service event

BCA Math Team: 59 students have advanced to American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME)

2022 Yau Science Award USA silver medalist in Math

Model UN awards at Princeton and Horace Mann include Outstanding and Best delegates

BCA FFA at the National competition: 1st and 2nd places, Environmental Systems, 3rd place Animal Science; Bronze finalist, Food Science; Food Science Career Development Team: Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and 5th Place Team; Marketing Plan Career Development Team: Bronze finalist

Bergen Tech cross country team: First place for Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, JV Boys, JV Girls races