Akil Mondesir, Bedford’s METCO Director, in collaboration with the other METCO programs that participate in the L&A2 Tenacity Challenge, announced that future Challenges will be known as the Jon Sills L&A2 Tenacity Challenge.
In a carefully timed visit to School Superintendent Jon Sills’ front porch, Mondesir made the announcement and presented a plaque featuring each of the t-shirts given to participants over the years since the Tenacity Challenge was begun by Sills in 2011. The presentation was included as part of the event’s final awards.
Since the scholarship competition could not be held in person this year, teams submitted their work for judging and the finalists presented their work during the Zoom event. The Zoom-cast is available on Bedford TV. Saturday’s results and awards will be announced early next week on social media and in The Bedford Citizen.
About the L&A2 Tenacity Challenge
Tenacity Challenge is an annual academic scholarship competition for teams of Latino and African-American students from urban and suburban high schools across Massachusetts. Teams of up to 6 students compete in four events.