Wednesday, December 06, 2006

BLA student to represent Boston in National Vocabulary Championship

Sometimes it pays to learn your vocabulary words. Just ask Richard Goggin of Hyde Park, a junior at Boston Latin Academy, who outperformed 74 other local vocabulary high school scholars to win the first-ever Boston citywide championship in the National Vocabulary Championship (NVC). Richard earned $5,000 toward higher education and will now compete for $40,000 in the National Vocabulary Championship finals in New York City on March 5. The runner-up in the local contest was Kadian Simmonds of Mattapan, also from Boston Latin Academy. Students from 11 other Boston public high schools also competed. Pictured here, Richard (right) accepts the prize check from David Green, Senior Manager for Government and Community Relations at Comcast, a sponsor of the local competition.

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