Two Years, Two Wins, Spark! Challenge Success for GCHS

Two Years, Two Wins, Spark! Challenge Success for GCHS photo

Twenty-seven students from Glen Cove High School competed against students from across New York City and Long Island in Northwell Health's Spark! Challenge on April 12.  

One of the three teams, comprised of 11 students, placed first in the poster competition, winning $5,000.  For the Spark! Challenge, each team was responsible for engaging in a shadowing day where they learned about one of the following health care fields: telehealth, art therapy and emergency room nursing.  Each team took away incredible experiences from the shadowing days, which they translated into a poster and oral presentation. Both the poster and the oral presentation were judged by administrators from Northwell Health. This is the second year that Mrs. Fran Krisch has led the teams as the teacher advisor under the support of Coordinator of Science Alexa Doeschner. It is also the second consecutive year that students from Glen Cove High school won this competition.  

Glen Cove High School art teacher Mr. Stephen Lombardo assisted Mrs. Krisch and her students with the graphic design programs that were needed to render and submit the artwork entries. He was essential to the students' success.

Members of the administration and the entire school community are proud of the hard work students demonstrated during each phase of the challenge, and hopes the entire Glen Cove community will extend a well-deserved congratulations to all students who participated in the Spark! Challenge.