CBA students Jack Ruiz ’15, William Miksic ’16, and Michael Cofone ’16 recently participated in a Back-to-School Climate Education Event hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The three were selected to attend the program in August along with nearly 200 high school students, educators, and key education leaders.

The event supported the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, which was launched in December 2014 to connect students and citizens with the best-available science-based information about climate change. Presentations demonstrated new and innovative ways to increase climate-learning opportunities for students and to equip educators with science-based information and resources. The program consisted of an interactive climate assembly, “fireside chats” with senior officials, demonstrations of new free online educational resources, and a panel featuring outstanding student leaders, including Ruiz.

The Colts were honored to be among the select group of young leaders working to make a difference.

“We are the change that we see,” said Ruiz, now a freshman at Columbia University. “if we get everyone involved, they can do it together if we put our minds to it.”

View a video featuring event participants.

Please note Michael Cofone ’16 was misidentified as a student at Pinelands Regional High School.

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