(NEW YORK) – Students in Mr. Kupersmith’s AP Language and Composition class at Bloomington High School North have been recognized by the New York Times’ Vocabulary Video Contest.
Two groups of juniors earned runner-up distinctions in the New York Times sixth annual Vocabulary Video Contest which challenges students to define, in a 15-second video, one of the newspaper’s “words of the day.”
Grace Fowler and Rebecca Collins chose the word “congeal.” They used Jell-O and time-lapse demonstration to show how it “became thick and solid” – the definition of congeal.
Paul and Maggie Rushton chose the word “elixir” and decided on a different approach by using a video game character getting knocked out by an opponent, only to restore his health fully by drinking “a substance believed to cure all ills” – the definition of elixir.
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