The BINCA debate team had over 30 debaters compete in the first tournament of the season this year on October 15th at Charlestown High Schoo. The team took home the prized Spirit Award! In addition, we had many other award winners: Oliver Amparo (7), Gabriel Lorenzo (5), Gema Luciano (3), and Linda Valette(1) all won Spanish Speaker awards. Further, Bebo Benoit and Linda were 2nd over all in the league, Gema and RaulinaRodriguez were 4th, and Gabriel and Oliver with 6th. Carolyn De Jesus and Christelle Narcisse both competed in Varsity division and won first place!
I am a 10th grade student at the Boston International Newcomers Academy. I immigrated to America from Dominican Republic. I was fortunate to be invited along with three other Boston Public Schools students to attend the JFK Profile in Courage Award ceremony in honor of President Barack Obama on the night of May 7.
Boston International Newcomers Academy is a Boston Public School that embraces new immigrant adolescent English language learners and their families. We teach English Language Learners across the content areas while cultivating native language literacy and culture. We partner with our families and community to ensure students will be college and career ready and motivated to pursue a life of learning and civic engagement by instilling the habits of ownership, perseverance, expression and service.