Greenwich High ECE team takes grand prize at Uconn globalization conference
GREENWICH — The Greenwich High School UConn Early College Experience team won the Grand Prize at the 2017 Globalization Conference for the second year in a row last week.
During the competition, juniors Valerie Cella, Lucy Mini, Alexander Sklarz and Michelle Xiong presented on globalization’s impact on the politics, economics, and society of Mexico twice for 15 minutes each round, followed up with pointed questions from the audience. The students faced off against teams from seven other high schools from the tristate area at the University of Connecticut Storrs on April 17.
“I am so proud of this year’s group, which worked through the break... to put forth a fascinating, intellectually rigorous and thought-provoking exploration of the impact of Globalization on Migration in terms of Mexico’s Politics, Society, and Economics,” said Aaron Hull, a GHS AP US history teacher and University of Connecticut Early College Experience Adjunct Professor who coached the GHS team. “It was a fantastic day with a fun group of students.”
The winning students are enrolled in a UConn Early College Experience class at Greenwich High, Introduction to Comparative Politics, taught by Hull. For their participation in the class and the program, they earn six hours of UConn course credit.
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