On April 28, 2023, at the TecBridge 21st Annual Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony, seniors Emma Monahan and Shauna Durst were finalists in the Big Idea Essay Competition. Emma won the Big Idea Essay Competition and received a $1,000 Scholarship. The essay topic was “Please describe one area that you feel our community can improve on. What does improvement “look like” and what would it take to achieve? What role do you see yourself and other students taking in this change process? The winning essay contestant will receive a paid tecBRIDGE summer internship opportunity to pursue this objective. Emma wrote about how a solar cross walk from the school to a popular fast-food restaurant would increase safety. Shauna Durst, a finalist, received a $500 scholarship. Shauna wrote about how parks should be accessible for students with all abilities. Emma and Shauna competed against students from Abington Heights, Wilkes Barre Stem Academy, Hazelton Stem Academy. Congratulations girls!