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NDCL students recognized in prestigious Cleveland Clinic eXpressions competition

For only the second time in NDCL history, students were recognized in all three categories in Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions competition: art, language, and math. Of the nearly 1,700 entries from schools throughout the Clinic's entire market area, fewer than 7% earned the judges' recognition. This year only 76 artworks, 36 writing submissions, and five math projects earned awards. Nine NDCL students are among the winners.
"This year’s competition was incredibly tough," commented Ms. Christine DeNicola, the Clinic's manager of school based-programs.
eXpressions is an interdisciplinary program that utilizes art, language, and math to engage high school students in the world of scientific research. Through project-based, peer-to-peer learning, students interpret, analyze, and communicate research conducted by Cleveland Clinic summer interns.

In addition to being exhibited in the eXpressions Art, Language, and Math eXhibition at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland, the award-winning entries will be featured in the program's print and online catalogs. The exhibition at the Global Center will open on February 15 with a formal dedication and reception. Student winners will receive gift cards and their teachers will be awarded educational grants from the Clinic.  
NDCL congratulates this year’s eXpressions winners and their teachers:

Blue Ribbon
Kyle Borah `20 (Middlefield)
Jacob Craven `20 (Newbury)
Mrs. Marcia Pecek (Teacher)

Honorable Mention
Aditya Achar `20 (Concord)
Erin Gemmell `20 (Painesville Twp.)
Jonathan Sharp `20 (Chardon)
Sam Urbanski `20 (Chardon)
Mrs. Marcia Pecek (Teacher)

Red Ribbon
Hanna Gemmell `19 (Painesville Twp.)
Miss Katie Ours (Teacher)

White Ribbon
Haley Otto `18 (Mentor)
Miss Katie Ours (Teacher)

White Ribbon
Bailey Platzar `18 (Willoughby)
Mr. Dan Yaniga (Teacher)