St. Brendan wins ‘People’s Pick’ award in student video contest

By Brooke Albert….

Pictured (l-r) are teacher Aileen Escarpio, and students Justine Golembe, Jasmine Perez and Lourdes Bazan

Dow Chemical and the Chemical Heritage Foundation recently announced the student winners of the national “It’s Elemental” video contest.

Locally, St. Brendan High School in Westchester was selected as the sole winner of the contest’s “People’s Pick” award for garnering the most votes — nearly 215,000 in just three months — by launching a campaign that involved reaching out to the school’s network of students, teachers and alumni. The school’s grant money will be used to hold the school’s first-ever science fair.

Nearly 700 individuals and teams entered the contest from 36 states across the U.S. and 11 winning schools were selected to receive $5,000 grants to help support the schools’ science departments. The program was designed to inspire interest in chemistry among students, one of the objectives of the United Nations-designated 2011 International Year of Chemistry.

To check out the winning video visit online at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=dXBPk7W_Z1c&feature=player_embedded.


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