BCA UPDATES

DECEMBER 2016 - ISSUE #4

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1st BCA Friends and Family Gala a Success!

Bergen Coutny Academies Friends and Families Gala was held on October to celebrate 20 years of academic excellence at Bergen County Academies. The event took place at the Fiesta in Wood Ridge with almost 300 guests in attendance. Over 100 alumni, current and retired faculty members and current and past BCA families came together to celebrate. Mr. Davis invited Manny Galitskiy and some alumni from the first graduating class shared their memories from the early days of BCA, current achievements and future endeavors. The BCAFF board was very pleased with the success of this first alumni event and is looking forward to planning many more community and alumni events. (Submission by Giulia Mendelsohn)

BCA Holiday Party

Please join us for the BCA Holiday Party this Thursday at 4:30 in the Lower Café and the Secret Santa reveal!

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Holiday Giving as a BCA Community

Holiday Giving!

As an effort to come together as a community, BCA has partnered this holiday season with The Center for Food Action in Mahwah. Attached you will find an article indicating items that food pantries generally never have enough of. It would be amazing if everyone could bring one or two items to the holiday party. We will have a donation box in the lower café up until December 20th.

http://cfanj.org/how-donate-food/most-need-items/ (thank you to Suzanne Halligan for the information on most needed items)

Math Takes On Seoul Korea

Michael Abramson, Jon Pinyan and Hannah Xu took 18 students to Seoul Korea for a math competition. Teams finished in second and third place, and everyone had a great time! (submission by Michael Abramson)
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Career Day is Almost Here!

We are getting closer and closer to February 9th - BCA's Career Day. Remember that if you know of anyone who would like to participate in Career Day please relay the information to Michelle Pinke. We are looking for a variety of different mentors from all sorts of professions. If you know of someone who you think would be a great speaker for this day please reach out to them. Thank you. More information for Career Day will be coming soon.

Alumni Highlight

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Culinary Does it Again!

On October 25, 2016, the following BCA Alumni were inducted in to the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Ye Hosts Honorary Society:

Bethany Huan ’13, Alexa Perrucci ’14, Thomas Ballerini ’14, Jeremy Schwartz ’14, and Michelle Park ’14. The Ye Host Honorary Society only accepts the top 10% of the Junior and Senior classes. Bethany Huan was selected as an Executive Board Member as well.


At Cornell University the “Ye Hosts Honorary Society exists to gather the brightest Hotel School students into a cohesive unit that acts as a role model to other students and that serves the needs of the Hotel School students, faculty, and staff.” (submission by John Branda)

BCA Updates

I hope you have enjoyed the issues of BCA Updates. Remember if you have anything that you would like to include please reach out to Andrea Buccino at andbuc@bergen.org. More issues of BCA Updates will continue in January.

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season!