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It’s hard to go wrong with delicious food, friends, jazz and a good cause: On March 13, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation’s annual “Evening of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese” proved to be another big success, as more than 200 guests attended and mingled with faculty, staff and alumni and enjoyed the music of the B-CC Jazz Band.
The money raised will go to support the Foundation’s many programs at the school.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation by three B-CC students who benefitted from three of the Foundation’s signature programs: Francis Navas-Ochoa, ’14, spoke about attending the Summer Academy the summer before his freshman year; Grace Rosen, ’16, explained how much the TAP program has helped her with Algebra II (see a quote from her speech to the left); and Jannah Madyun, ’11, who is now a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park, described her experience with College Tracks and how instrumental the program was in helping her get into college. B-CC Foundation President Matt Gandal and B-CC Principal Karen Lockard also spoke briefly about the importance of the Foundation to the school, and Foundation Secretary Bruce Rosenblum delivered advice to incoming parents and announced the winners of the drawing of gift cards from area merchants.
More pictures from the evening can be viewed here.
If you were unable to attend, you can still make your donation online.
Students from all grades and with GPAs from below 2.0 to above 3.5 have visited TAP at B-CC this school year, reported TAP coordinator Stacy Farrar at the Foundation’s March board meeting.
TAP, B-CC High School’s only after-school academic support program, is funded entirely by the Foundation from donations from the B-CC community — current and former B-CC families, alumni, friends, townships, and local businesses. It offers sessions on English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (new this school year), all staffed by B-CC teachers.
According to Ms. Farrar, students have made more than 800 visits to TAP at B-CC so far this school year, with two-thirds of the visits accounted for by sophomores and juniors. Math continues to be in highest demand, with students seeking help in subjects ranging from Algebra and Geometry to AP Calculus and AP Statistics. Almost 60% of the Math visits were for Pre-Calculus and Honors Algebra.
Find out more about TAP and other Foundation-funded programs at http://bccedfoundation.org/about-the-foundation/funded-projects/.
Find out what the Foundation did this past year in its latest annual report, now available online, FY2013 annual report.
Links to all past annual reports, from FY2002 to FY2013, can be found at
AN EVENING OF WINE, CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE WITH “HEAVY” HORS D’OEUVRES
The event highlights academic excellence at B-CC High School and the Foundation programs that help our students succeed.
When: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7–9 pm
Where: Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland
New this year: We will have hourly drawings for gift cards from area restaurants and shops!
Please RSVP by Sunday, March 9th Tickets: $50 per person (estimated ticket value $30)
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