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Awards and Accolades


Due to the pandemic, many contests and competitions were cancelled. The following is a sample of the accolades won by BCA students during the 2019-2021 school years:

NJ Teen Delegate to the World Food Prize event in Des Moines, Iowa

Honorable Mention in Literary and Genre categories of Ringling College’s Storytellers of Tomorrow contest

3rd place and Honorable Mention in Poetry in Rider University’s 40th Annual High School Writing Contest

1st place and Honorable Mentions in Fiction in Rider University’s 40th Annual High School Writing Contest

Forty three students qualified for the second round, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination

National SkillsUSA Leadership Virtual Conference, the Bergen County Academies American Spirit Team was awarded the Gold Medal

Winners of the National French Contest sponsored by American Association of the Teachers of French. Twenty-one students placed at the national or regional levels.

Two students accepted into The Apprentice Writer, a national publication of high school writing.

Two students received certificates of Superior Writing in the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing. This distinction was offered to only 14 writers in NJ

One student 1st place, Hunger Mountain's International Young Writers Prize

One student 1st place, Columbia University Press's Annual High School Poetry Contest

ARML: Two junior placed in the top 10%. Lead team finished in the top 20. BCA team finished second place nationwide.

Purple Comet is a team-based contest: BCA team won their division

US Math Competition Association: BCA team finished 6th place in the challenger division of their National Championship

2020 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)

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