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Rochester's Century High team awarded in nation-wide competition


A team of five students and one teacher from Century High school were named runners-up in a nation-wide competition about diversity and inclusion.

Century's "Barrier Breakers Team" received $2,000 from No Barriers USA's 'Global Impact Challenge".

The Rochester team submitted a written and video proposal to the competition talking about a social storytelling project.

The project would serve as a platform for people to share personal stories of hardships and barriers in a number of different ways.

The team says the point of their project is to create a sense of unity, showing the differences and difficulties of others.

"Everyone's gone through something you know so we hope the stories will go beyond just bigger or clearer to see issues so allow people to feel more connected and not alone. Once this person who shared their story understands that there are a lot more people in the world that have the same problem as them they will feel a lot more comforted as they are not just this one lone person in the land of people who are normal," says one team member.

Century's "Barrier Breakers Team" says they will use their awarded funds to purchase a website url and begin getting their project online.

They hope to have the project online and running by early May of this year.

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