December 2009

In This Issue:
1. Brooklyn Tech Voted America's Favorite School
2. U.S. News Ranks Tech A Gold Medal, Top 100 High School
3. Carl Lange '55 Fondly Remembered
4. From Tech to Caltech
5. Cross Country Boys Capture City Title
6. BTHS Moot Court Team Wins Second Straight City Championship

Brooklyn Tech Voted America's Favorite School
We knew it all along, but now Brooklyn Tech can be officially called “America’s Favorite School”, after earning that designation and winning a $20,000 first place prize in a national contest.

The contest was designed by sponsors Care2 and GreatSchools as a fun opportunity to rally community support for schools and win much-needed financial support in this difficult economy.

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U.S. News Ranks Tech A Gold Medal, Top 100 High School
Brooklyn Tech pursues and attains excellence on a scale virtually unheard of in the United States – no other specialized high school comes close to achieving what Tech does for 5,000 students.

The prestigious and widely watched U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s top high schools, just out, takes note: Tech is once again a Gold Medal school, signifying it has been ranked one of the Top 100 High Schools in the U.S. The rankings placed Tech at No. 63 out of all the thousands of high schools in the nation.

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Carl Lange '55 Fondly Remembered
He was not only the founder and vice president of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation’s Long Island Chapter; he was also a devoted alumnus who donated considerable time and expertise to Tech’s students and teachers. His untimely death earlier this year stunned the Brooklyn Tech community, and on October 25th, an audience of 130 gathered for the 19th annual Long Island Chapter breakfast at the Long Island Marriott to pay tribute to the memory of Carl Lange ’55.
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From Tech to Caltech
If you’ve ever wondered how the Alumni Foundation makes a difference in students’ lives, here is one example. Meet Elizabeth Decolvenaere ’08, who is now studying chemical engineering at one of the world’s great research universities, California Institute of Technology. The Alumni Foundation helped her get there by supporting Tech’s US FIRST robotics team.
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Cross Country Boys Capture City Title
The Brooklyn Tech boys’ varsity cross country track team returned to glory days as it won the PSAL City Championship for the first time in twenty years with a thrilling one point win over Curtis High School on November 14th at Van Cortland Park. The junior varsity squad also captured the team crown at the rain soaked Bronx event, signaling a return to prominence for the Engineers.

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BTHS Moot Court Team Wins Second Straight City Championship
The Brooklyn Tech Moot Court Team successfully defended their championship title and were crowned city champion for the second consecutive year. In a ceremonial courtroom at the US Court of Appeals, seniors Brittney Morizzo and Hector Colon, junior Brenda Duman, sophomores Nick Raskin and Servet Baymli, and freshman Kieran Hurley captured the number one spot for Tech with a win against Stuyvesant High school on December 15th.

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