a “Thank you to all who contributed to this afternoon’s wonderful celebration! I am overflowing–with love, gratitude, humility, grief, and pride. I am going to miss this community so very much and am so blessed to have spent the past 12 years in service in Newark.” – Dr. Carla R. Stephens
Bard Early College High School
Students Attend “Leveling the Learning Curve” Conference at Columbia University
May 22, 2023
In early May a group of students from BHSEC Newark attended the “Leveling the Learning Curve: Creating a More Inclusive and Connected University” conference at Columbia University. The purpose of the conference was to explore questions of digital education, equity and access. Participants included leaders from across academia (Bard College/Open Society University Network, Columbia, Dartmouth, eCornell, Stanford, Penn, UC Berkeley, etc.), the development world (World Bank and UN Development Programme) and many top EdTech firms (Coursera, EdX, 2U, Wiley University Service, YouTube, Google, etc.). There were college students from all over the world participating via Zoom, as well as graduate students from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Students Speak at NJ Academy of Science 68th Annual Meeting
May 22, 2023
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, BHSEC Newark students: Sydney Ekwe, Ariel Ortiz, Al'Quamir Wharton, Allure Dames, and Kyree Robinson-Banks were Seminar Speaker Leaders at the 68th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Academy of Science (NJAS). Our professor, Dr. Maria Agapito is the President of the NJAS and a powerful advocate for students learning to become research scientists.
"The students highlight[ed] bioethical dilemmas that resulted in the formation of ethical codes or rules to protect humans from clinical research. We are humans, we are not perfect, sometimes we can get clouded with our personal agendas for this reason humanistic ethical guidelines are essential to maintain order in the scientific community.
Lastly, the students highlight[ed] the importance and the need of representation of minority leaders in healthcare and research management, in order for our patients of color to regain trust back into research studies and medical treatments." -NJAS.org
Congratulations to Oluwakayode Joseph Gbenle for earning a scholarship from NJSIAA: New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association at the State Scholar lunch.
“NJSIAA congratulates all scholar-athletes who attended the 30th annual scholar-athlete luncheon on Sunday, May 21st, at the Pines Manor in Edison. 385 senior student-athletes were in attendance and $193,000 in scholarships were awarded. Since the scholarship program’s 1993 inception, NJSIAA has recognized nearly 9,150 New Jersey high school students and distributed more than $2.8 million in college scholarships.” –NJSIAA.org
Congratulations to Hassane, Anabhayan, and Immanuel for winning Mentor Newark’s Peer Mentoring Award at the first Mentor Newark Awards on Friday, May 19, 2023. Special thanks to Professor Cetoute for all of his hard work as well.
On Saturday, May 13th at noon, the Class of 2024 hosted a Mother’s Day Luncheon. Tickets included a buffet and a show performed by our BHSEC student dancers. This fundraiser was used to help defray senior expenses (i.e., graduation and prom venues, senior trip, caps & gowns, yearbooks, etc.). The day was filled with love and celebration for all mothers and those who have mothered us.