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3/2/2016 - English 11 Honor Students entered MIT INSPIRE

Students in Mrs. Ruby’s English 11 Honors/UConn ECE American Studies classes entered the MIT INSPIRE competition and Lynzee Mills and Samantha Dionne were selected as finalists in the Science, Technology and Society category for their project titled “The Technology Backing Generation Z.” 

INSPIRE is the first and only national high school competition in the humanities, arts and social sciences.  The competition is organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s INSPIRE student group and produced with support from the Institute’s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  The preliminary round involved online submissions of research projects.  Finalists were selected to participate in the final round – a two-day event on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA, which will bring together experts and students.

INSPIRE was designed to draw out passion for original inquiry on a unique topic in one of 13 disciplines and connect students with similar interests across the U.S.  It also gives students a unique opportunity to show off their research, get great feedback from experts, and compete for awards and prizes.

Lynzee Mills has also been selected to attend the New England Young Writer’s Conference held on the Breadloaf Campus of Middlebury College.