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Award Ceremony for “Italo Calvino and Sustainability” contest

On February 21st, a group of Burlingame High School students and their teacher Céline Perry were welcomed by the Consul General Sergio Strozzi, the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Alberta Lai and the Education Attaché Daniela Mazza, at the Italian Innovation and Culture Hub INNOVIT. The purpose for the visit was the award ceremony of the “Italo Calvino and Sustainability” contest.

After having introduced the INNOVIT activities and its various facets (start up, innovation, culture, technology and science), Consul General Strozzi presented the students their awards. All participating students received a copy of Italo Calvino’s book The Invisible Cities in Italian and a certificate of participation. The jury decided to award all participants with this prize as they wished to acknowledge the significant effort evident in their projects. Serena Koopmans’ presentation won her first place in San Francisco’s jurisdiction. Her comparative analysis of the Barone in the Trees and The Road to San Giovanni effectively handled the literary sources as she explored the relationship between man and environment.

The Consulate General also wishes to congratulate students Ebony Moya and Radek Hungler for their creative and innovative comics.