Manchester Memorial students honored for winning national academic contest
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas reads a proclamation for the team, from left, Emily Micheloni, Parker Leonard, Jennifer Subler, Kathryn Jordan, and Joseph Discua. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The Board of School Committee on Tuesday gave a standing ovation to the team from Manchester Memorial High School that won the LEAD Conference Academic Challenge in Denver, Colo., in November.
Mayor Ted Gatsas presented the students with a certificate of recognition for winning the contest, in which 14 teams from across the country competed.
Memorial Principal Arthur Adamakos also praised the students, although he noted that the team was fortunate that one of the questions was who won the World Series. He joked that the team would’ve been in trouble if it had missed that one.
As a state winner, Hillside has received two Samsung tablets plus a digital video camera, laptop and software to produce the video, along with $20,000 in additional technology products. The video she is working on will be entered into the national competition, with technology prizes ranging between $35,000 and $140,000 — and an invite to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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