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2017 Glocal Challenge Winners Announced

2017 Glocal Challenge Winners Announced
Posted on 01/23/2017
Glocal ChallengeThe Glocal Challenge finished up in a spectacular fashion! 17 teams completed the two-month project designed to address food waste in Cambridge by creating innovative solutions based on case studies from around the world. All 17 teams presented their projects to the public with professionalism and enthusiasm! EF Education First graciously hosted the finals in their stunning building which added an extra layer of enthusiasm for the students. Numerous City officials, school committee members, EF executives and local businesspeople were on hand to ask our students questions about their projects ranging from scientific research to implementation and feasibility. Out students expressed themselves as though they have been studying their topics for years. If you see any of the Glocal students, please congratulate them on a job well done!

Glocal ChallengeFive teams were selected as finalists and asked to present formally to the entire audience and a panel of expert judges. All five of the finalist teams won a paid summer internship with the City of Cambridge as well as $2500 in seed money to get their projects off the ground. Additionally, three of these teams will be going to Italy for 1.5 weeks to tour and attend the Global Student Leaders Summit! The finalist teams were:

Food 4 Thought
Robie Scola
Grace Austin
Martino Boni Beadle
Jonas Hansen

5 Guys Fruits and Flies
Alex Sadock
Nathan Kolodney
Mohamed Shafim
Philos Kim
Anthony Grassi

We8FoodWaste – Won Glocal and Heading to Italy!
Samuel Somerdin
Michael Naughton
Fosca Bechthold
Nusrat Jahan

14 Flazorz – Won Glocal and Heading to Italy!
Luka Kukan
Nitant Rimal
Helina Mekonnen
Fatima Akter
Bernardin Senatus

Farm Fifteen – Won Glocal and Heading to Italy!
Anna B Albright
Kyla Friedan

Special thanks to previous Glocal finalists and master of ceremonies for the night: Bouchra Benghomari and Jack Kiryk.

Thank you to the CRLS community as a whole for all of the support and patience with the Glocal Challenge! It’s such a unique opportunity and we’re so proud of how much each of our students have grown throughout this journey!