WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School students Citlalli Guardiola and Dante Zazzera recently won the first prize of $100 for their entry in the Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey’s (ITANJ) Multi Media Contest, focused on this year’s theme of “The Role of Women in Society.”

Winning students were selected for demonstrating superior skills in written text and oral expression, as well as their use of a minimum of two technological tools and a their demonstration of a clear passion and enthusiasm for the Italian language.

James Caldwell Italian teacher Lisa Manfre said she was extremely proud of Guardiola and Zazzera, whose submission can be seen below:

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The contest, called L’Italia Nel Mondo, focused on the question: “Il ruolo della donna nella società moderna: Che posizioni ha acquisito la donna nel tempo? Quali battaglie ha dovuto e deve ancora affrontare?” Translated as: What rights and positions have women been able to obtain? What battles have they won? What battles are they still fighting?

Students were required to show the impact of women and their contributions to society in various fields, such as in education, sciences, the arts, medicine, etc. Students could also choose to concentrate on a particular Italian female figure.

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