Greenlight Award

Congrats to two John Jay High School's teams for receiving Greenlight Awards!

The team of Olivia Berenson, Cat Curry, Alex Kasel, Sarah Kelleher, Ashley Stagnari and James Tepper won 2nd place ($500) in the Advocacy category for their project on the high school's Sustainability Week.

John Jay High School engineering students Thomas Dachik, Kieran Heneghan, Sam Knowlton and Remi Sandell, who set up a system to recharge the batteries they use in robotics with solar energy, won 3rd place ($250) in the Innovation category.

The competition took place via Zoom on Saturday, April 18. John Jay students prize money as well as a lot of encouragement and inspiration.

“We all tuned in to watch our powerpoint on Zoom and answer questions from the judges,” said Cat Curry, president of the high school's Sustainability Club. “A panel of judges from the area asked us a few questions to learn more about our project. It was very inspiring to hear from all the judges and other teams.”

“You should all feel proud of what you have accomplished … even in the face of a global pandemic lockdown you were able to move forward, and you were all able to put together impressive presentations and prepare for the finals,” said Ellen Calves, program director of Bedford 2020, the organization that hosts the Greenlight Award.

More about John Jay High School's Sustainability Week here.