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Mock Trial competitive events start soon!

Listed below are the upcoming Mock Trial competitive events. All events start at 4:30 at the Warren County Courthouse in Lake George.  In order to watch the trial you need to arrive promptly at 4:30 so that you can go through the courthouse security. After the security personnel leave, no one is allowed to enter the building.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at bsaunders@greenwichcsd.org

  • Tuesday, February 26 Hudson Falls vs. Greenwich

  • Tuesday, March 5 Salem vs. Greenwich

  • Tuesday, March 12 OFF – BY WEEK

  • Tuesday, March 19 Greenwich vs. Glens Falls

  • Tuesday, March 26 TBD – Semi Final Round

  • Tuesday, April 2 TBD- Final Round

Brenda Lee Saunders

“School, business, & community bridging the gap between classroom & the business world.”

Business Teacher/Internship Coordinator

Family & Consumer Science 8 (FACS 8) Teacher

Did you know?

Greenwich student athletes can wrestle on the Schuylerville Wrestling Team.

Aidan Jones wrestles for the Schuylerville/Greenwich team.  Aidan was the only Greenwich student on the varsity team this year although we did have some modified team wrestlers too.

Aidan is in 8th grade and wrestles in the 145 pound weight class.   Aidan wrestled on the modified team last season and decided to challenge himself this year by trying out for varsity. To earn that spot at 145 Aidan had to beat a senior in a wrestle off. It was not an easy season for Aidan as many of his opponents had 5 or 6 years of experience on him, however he finished strong with a total of 7 wins and 14 losses for the season.  Aidan had four pins, his best being against Canajoharie-Fort Plain in :57 seconds. Aidan’s season came to an end at the Section 2 Class CC tournament on February 2. At that tournament Aidan went all three periods against a senior from Mechanicville-Stillwater and lost by 2 points. In the Quarter-Finals Aidan lost to the wrestler that ultimately came in 2nd place in the tournament. Aidan would like to see more representation from Greenwich on the team next season, so if this interests you talk to Aidan!

 

Greenwich Girls Win Wasaren League Indoor Track Title

 

Greenwich Girls Win Wasaren League Indoor Track Title

SUNY Albany, 2/10/19-  The GCS girls indoor track and field team ran away from the competition at the Wasaren League Championship meet, winning ten of seventeen events, sweeping first, second and third in four of them and capturing all three relay races.

As usual, Greenwich was particularly dominant in the long sprints, middle and long distance events. Brynne Wright won gold in the1000M, 1500M and 4x400M. Quinn Collins was a winner in the 300M, 4x200M and 4x400M relays. Lucia D’ Acchille won the 55M Hurdles and the triple jump. Nina Sgambelluri  won the 600M, 4x400M relay and was second in the 1000M. Teagan Wright won the 3000M and was third in the 1500M. Brooke Wright was second in both the 15000M, 3000M and ran on the winning 4x800M relay. Emily Skiff was second in the 600M and ran on the winning 4x400M and 4x800M relays. Emma Cronin ran on the winning 4x800M relay and was third in the 600M and 1000M races.

 

 Female Team Scores –  WASAREN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP 

Points

===================================================================

1 Greenwich Central                  GRNW            181

2 Stillwater                         STLL            116

3 Tamarac                            TAMR             71

4 Hoosic Valley                      HOOV             54

5 Cambridge                          CJSH             30

6 Whitehall                          WHHL             21

7 Waterford Central                  WTRF             10

8 Mechanicville Central              MCHA              4

9 Granville  Jr/Sr High School       GRNV              2

 

55M

5 Collins, Keegan

300M

1 Collins, Quinn

600M

1 Nina Sgambelluri

2 Emily Skiff

3 Emma Cronin

1000M

1 Wright, Brynne

2 Sgambelluri, Nina

3 Cronin, Emma

1500M
1 Wright, Brynne
2 Wright, Brooke
3 Wright, Teagan
3000M
1 Wright, Teagan
2 Wright, Brooke
3 Gregg, Annabel
55M Hurdles
1 D’Acchille, Lucia
1500M Race Walk
2 Snell, Olivia
4x200M Relay
1-Greenwich Central- Levitar, Antonia; Collins, Quinn; Collins; Keegan; Hamilton, Ava
4x400M Relay– 1 Greenwich Central- Skiff, Emily; Sgambelluri, Nina; Wright, Brynne; Collins, Quinn
4x800M Relay– 1 Greenwich Central- Skiff, Emily; Gregg, Annabel, Wright, Brooke; Cronin, Emma Pole Vault
6 Boyea, Danielle
Weight Throw
3 Collins, Keegan
6 Holmes, Alexandra
Triple Jump
1 D’Acchille, Lucia
6 Loveland, Madison
High Jump
2 Jordan, Ramona
4 D’Acchille, Lucia
5 Reiszel, Emily
High Jump
2 Jordan, Ramona
4 D’Acchille, Lucia
5 Reiszel, Emily

 

The Greenwich Boys team placed third in the meet. Peyton Howard won the 1000M and 1600M races, while Connor Smith was second in the 55M and third in the 300M. The 4x200M relay team of Chris Albrecht, Bill Bink, Matt Smith and Connor Smith won the event.

Male Team Scores –  WASAREN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Place School                                          Points

===================================================================

1 Stillwater                         STLL            183

2 Waterford Central                  WTRF             74

3 Greenwich Central                  GRNW             59

4 Hoosic Valley                      HOOV             43

4 Tamarac                            TAMR             43

6 Granville  Jr/Sr High School       GRNV             25

7 Mechanicville Central              MCHA             19

8 Cambridge                          CJSH             18

9 Whitehall                          WHHL              8

55 Meter

2 Smith, Connor

300 Meter

4 Smith, Connor

1000 Meter

1 Howard, Peyton

1600 Meter

1 Howard, Peyton

3200 Meter

6 Bink, Matt

4×200 Meter Relay

1 Greenwich Central- Albrecht, Chris;

Smith, Matt; Bink, Bill; Smith Connor

High Jump
5 Albrecht, Chris

6 Newell, Dan

Triple Jump

4 Smith, Matt

Weight Throw

2 Brownell, Damon

 

Greenwich FFA members attend Albany State Leaders Experience

February 6, 2019

Greenwich FFA members attend Albany State Leaders Experience

With less than 2% of the NYS population involved in production agriculture, it is imperative that we advocate for agriculture on the State and National levels. On Monday, February 4th, six Greenwich FFA members had the opportunity to do just that! Erin Armitage, Liz O’Konski, Tyler Ziehm, Dillon Niles, George Denaker and Quinn Collins joined more than 100 FFA members at the two-day NYS FFA State Leaders Experience in Albany. To kick off the conference members walked to the Governor’s Mansion, experienced a tour of the Capitol, viewed the landscape from the Corning Tower Observation Deck and observed government in action with a true Lobby Day. Members returned to the hotel for seminars on the governmental process, lessons on how to successfully advocate for agriculture and learning how to “tell their story”.

Tuesday, was a busy day with legislative visits and watching the Assembly in action. Senator Betty Little met with the group and expressed her views on the need for agricultural education and what she plans to do to help members advocate for their cause. When meeting with Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, she explained to the members that with this years budget, the Governor had decided to make a change to the way he expresses the cut for agriculture and what she, as an Assemblywoman, plans to do about it. She also demonstrated how minor details, that don’t seem very pertinent to a properly functioning industry, such as the hops or berry industries, are actually major details that need to be discussed when running a business in such particular industries. When members went to speak with Senator Daphne Jordan, she unfortunately was on the Senate floor but they were able to speak with one of her Staff members to forward the conversation to Senator Jordan. Members told him about the new technology in the classroom that surrounding schools were able to receive as well as how each members play a significant role in the agriculture industry. Students were able to make quick visits with Assemblyman Dan Stec, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Senator Alesandra Biaggi, Assemblyman Marcus Crespo, Assemblyman Richard Gotfried and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. Greenwich FFA would like to thank Washington County Farm Bureau and members of the New York State Capitol for giving them the opportunity to make these visits. Members were able to bring back lots of interesting information to their chapter.

Greenwich 6th Grade Science

Over the last several weeks the Sixth graders have been learning about Newton’s laws and building toy cars in Science. Each class competed in three tests, speed, distance traveled and how well the car protected a raw egg. The winners from each class competed today in the championship. All of the sixth graders did a great job on the project.

The championship winners are:
Speed- Garrit Lundberg 3.02 m/s
Distance- Leo Jordan 585cm
Safety (egg) Test- Taylor Poovey

Dino-Mite Scholastic Book Fair

This morning,  Mrs. Katrina Williams, Mrs. Apple Jordan, and Mrs. Jackie Donisthorpe kicked off the Dino-Mite Scholastic Book Fair by treating teachers to a Preview Breakfast.  The staff browsed while enjoying breakfast.  The library staff generously gave each attendee a gift certificate to spend at the book fair and also held grade level raffles.
We appreciate all of the hard work that   the library staff puts into setting up and running the book fairs.
Come to the Middle Grade library next week and shop for some new books!

Greenwich STOP (students to oppose pollution) Group

The Greenwich STOP (students to oppose pollution) group learned about bio sustainability today while visiting the RADIX center in downtown Albany.    Through the incorporation of technology, biology and recycling Greenwich students learned how to reduce waste and create systems that create a more sustainable and eco friendly future. The group hopes to use this information to plan some sustainable projects on campus to highlight Greenwich’s efforts to keep our district green!

Greenwich Central School announces this month’s winner’s of the BTCOD Award (“Beyond the Call of Duty”)

The faculty of the Junior High at Greenwich Central School is proud to announce this month’s winner’s of the BTCOD Award. The “Beyond the Call of Duty” recognition is given each month to students in the 7th and 8th grades who have demonstrated a keen enthusiasm, work ethic and desire to succeed…while being kind, patient and helpful to others. It is helping the school become a better place…by helping us in  “Cultivating the Future” for our valuable youth. This months’s honorees include:
– Alexander Baker (8th)
– Brodie Hunt (7th)
– Honora LaRock (7th)
– Grace McFarren (8th)

GCS FBLA COMPETES 2019

GCS FBLA COMPETES 2019

The Greenwich Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America competed at the District 5 FBLA Spring District Meeting on Wednesday, February 06, 2019.  The meeting took place at the Lake George Holiday Inn with over 20 Greenwich members participating. This year FBLA’s District 5 had over 100 students from Greenwich, Lake George, Peru, Westport, Schroon Lake and Queensbury compete in various business related topics and performance events.

Congrats to the all the participants and winners from Greenwich!

This year Greenwich brought home a large number of trophies and certificates (and even swept one competition!) Contest winners include:

Accounting I – 1st Place – Abigail Sova

3rd Place – Emily Reiszel

5th Place – John Walsh

Business Calculations – 3rd Place – Brooke Wright

Business Communications – 3rd Place – Madison Loveland

Introduction to Business Communications –

2nd Place – Alyssa Spiezio

4th Place -Lauren Chuhta

5th Place – Nina Sgambelluri

Introduction to FBLA:  Abigail Sova – 4th Place

Introduction to Word Processing: 1st Place – Caitlyn McClay

2nd Place – Molly Morse Belcher

3rd Place – Taylor Cristaldi

4th Place – Nadia Chincola

Marketing: 5th Place – Lauren Marci

Personal Finance: 2nd Place – Shea Fortier

5th Place – Madison Loveland

Sports Management: 5th Place – Brooke Wright

 

State Qualifiers chosen to represent FBLA District 5 at the FBLA State Convention in April in Binghamton, NY were:

Job Interview: Lauren Desorbe

Public Speaking: Emily Reiszel

This year FBLA’s state charity is “Reading is Fundamental”. The district had a book drive with all chapters collecting and donating books to local organizations in the are to support reading.  The Greenwich Chapter donated well over 100 books. Thanks to everyone in the community for donating. Pictured are: Lauren Desorbe and Emily Reiszel with collected tests.

FBLA is the oldest and largest business student organization in the world.  The organization’s mission is to help students bridge the gap between the classroom and the business world by providing an opportunity to learn first-hand about the business community.  Greenwich FBLA is advised by Christine Belden, Business Teacher – new members are always welcome.

Pictures are Participants:

Mollie Stalder, Madison Loveland, Emily Reitzel, Abby Sova, Taylor Cristaldi,

Shea Fortier, Molly Morse-Belcher, Caitlyn McClay, Lauren Chuhta, Brooke Wright, Nadia Chincola, Yanary Champagnie, Lauren Marci, Nina Sgambelluri, Lola Davidson, Alyssa Spiezio, Olivia Strope, Kiara Vasquez, Jackson Vanderhoff, Mason Williamson, John Walsh, Liv Cederstrom, and Jenna Wilbur. (not pictured: Lauren Desorbe).

 

Accounting I – 1st Place – Abigail Sova

3rd Place – Emily Reiszel

5th Place – John Walsh

Introduction to Business Communications –

2nd Place – Alyssa Spiezio

4th Place -Lauren Chuhta

5th Place – Nina Sgambelluri

(first 3 pictures)

Business Calculations – 3rd Place – Brooke Wright

Business Communications – 3rd Place – Madison Loveland – (4th from right)

State Qualifier for Job Interview: Lauren Desorbe

Introduction to Word Processing: 1st Place – Caitlyn McClay

2nd Place – Molly Morse Belcher

3rd Place – Taylor Cristaldi

4th Place – Nadia Chincola

Marketing: 5th Place – Lauren Marci

Personal Finance: 2nd Place – Shea Fortier (receiving her award)

5th Place – Madison Loveland

Greenwich FFA Tractor Raffle

Greenwich FFA Tractor Raffle

The Greenwich FFA will be raffling a 1949 John Deere Model A tractor. The tractor, complete with an original bucket, was donated to the chapter by John and Robin Mangels of Greenwich in memory of Robin’s father Leonard Richall. Students in Agricultural Engineering courses at Greenwich High School oversaw and completed the restoration of the tractor.

The 18 month-long project involved dismantling the tractor and rebuilding the 2 cylinder engine, clutch, and starter; replacing the radiator, and sanding and repainting of all tinwork and the tractor itself. Students enjoyed the project and are proud of the final product.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased in the GCS High School main office or by emailing ckelly@greenwichcsd.org   There will only be 200 tickets sold and the winner will be drawn Saturday, March 23rd at the 30th Annual Greenwich FFA Farm Toy Show. The winner need not be present to win.

Greenwich FFA would like to thank members of the Greater Greenwich community for their assistance with this project. First and foremost, thank you to the Mangels for making this project possible. Thank you to Capital Tractor and Hudson River Tractor for donating parts and technical expertise. Thank you to Stone Bridge Iron and Steel for assistance restoring the tractor’s rims. Thank you to Bill Wade for financial assistance needed to purchase replacement parts. Thank you to Wayne Foote and Gary Brownell for advice and assistance throughout the project.

Good luck to raffle participants. We will see you on March 23rd!

Greenwich Senior Ski Athletes

Greenwich Senior athletes participating on the Schuylerville ski team celebrated Senior Night recently.  Congratulations Reed Boduch and Riley Tavares.

 

Greenwich Central School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll 2018-2019

Greenwich Central School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll 2018-2019

 

High Honors – 89.5 and above

 

7th Grade:

Molly Abate, Kiley Allen, Emilee Archer, Sydney Baptie, Jennifer Barbur, Seth Boddery,

Sophia Boice, Nicholas Campbell, Hudson Carnahan, Matthew Conlin, Noah Davis,

Jackson Fortier, Alexis Herbst, Brodie Hunt, Caroline Kelly, Keira Kirk, Honora LaRock,

Marcus Littell, Hunter Logan, Kylie Lundberg, Elizabeth Marci, Allison McQueen, Evan Merrill, Esther Moore, James Perry, Joshua Poovey, Adrianna Rojas, Kelsy Smith, Gwenyth Smyth, Lipsha Stark, Eli Strasswimmer, Sophia Tomczak, Dorothy Van Pelt, Aidan Waite, Simone Waters

8th Grade:

Catharine Abate, Aidan Armitage, Reese Autiello, Bailey Bain, Alexander Baker,

Nathaniel Baker, Kyra Balentine, Bradley Brophy, Kathryn Campbell, Keegan Collins, MacKenzie Dixson, Joshua Ginart, Maya Gobin, Ava Hamilton, Dutch Hamilton, Aidan Jones, Declan Kelleher, Maeve Kelleher, Christopher Kuzmich, Kaitlyn Lavoo, Antonia

Levitas, Kadyn MacNeil, Grace McFarren, Carrie Mueller, Jessica Newell, Norah Niesz,

Pablo Palacios, Zoe Perkins, Morgan Randall, Rhiley Sausville, Kathryn Snell, Jocelyn Spiezio, Roxy Vanderhoff, Christian VanDoren, Brian Wells Jr., Matthew White,

Teagan Wright, Jacob Ziehm

9th Grade:

Gavin Blair, Danielle Boyea, Madigan Carner, Nadia Chincola, Lauren Chuhta, Tayler Cristaldi, Lola Davidson, Hunter Dixson, Emilia Esteban-Tomas, Mary Estramonte,

Shea Fortier, Emma French, Ciarrah Hebert, Gareth Hill, Alexandra Holmes,

Faith Ingber, Jackson Javurek, Katie Larmon, Francesca Levitas, Kyra Littlecreek-Murphy, Lauren Marci, Ellery Mays, Lily McCauliffe, Caitlyn McClay,

Aidan McPhail, Molly Morse-Belcher, Jenna Olmert, Lilly Peck, Jordynn Perry,

Emily Scieszka, Nina Sgambelluri, Emily Skiff, Ryan Skiff, Madison Snell, Alyssa Spiezio, Peter Stone, Olivia Strope, Emily Talmadge, Garrett Wardwell, Zachary Wiss,

Kylie Young, Haley Zanella

10th Grade:

Aydin Bain, Skyler Balentine, Molly Brophy, George Denaker, Damien Dubois, David Gabriel, Charles Gartner, William Hamilton, Faith Hewitt, Jenna Hogan, Ryan Jones,

Ramona Jordan, Kyle Karp, Sydney Loveland, Julian Mattison, Tess Merrill, Travis Michel, Dillon Niles, Jake Owens, Dylan Skiff, Austin Smith, Connor Smith, Isabelle Solan, Abigail Sova, Sophia Traver, Tyler Ziehm

11th Grade:

Thomas Abate, Aidan Abernathy, Erin Armitage, Alyssa Bigness, Colin Bouchard,

Madelyn Brophy, Damon Brownell, Quinn Collins, Emma Cronin, Henry Gartner,

Matthew Ginart, Dale Hayes, Keilana MacNeil, Callagh Mays, Liam Niesz, Grant Peck,

Carly Rogers, Brooke Smith, Arianna Spiezio, Jaydah Talmadge, Jennifer Wilbur,

Brooke Wright, Brynne Wright, Michael Wright, James Young, Jeremy Zanella

 

 

 

 

12th Grade:

Hope Billings, Reed Boduch, Ryan Brownell, Evan Carpenter, Yanary Champagnie,

Lucia D’Acchille, Mary Gallaway, Annabel Gregg, Ashley Gwin, Peyton Howard, Eliza Jordan, Liam Kelleher, Madison Loveland, Jack Lundberg, Kylee Masse, Amber Mattison, Daniel Newell, Jakob Niles, Maggie O’Connor, Nicholas Pett,

Emily Reiszel, Helen Smith, Olivia Snell, Jennifer Sprague, John Walsh, Carrissa

Wardwell

 

Honors – 84.- 89.4

 

Grade 7:

Noah Bosford, Lauren Dixson, Sara Douglas, Jack Godfrey, Miguel Gonzalez, Lindsey Kurz, Allison Michel, Anthony Perry, Maximus Rouse, Mia Sausville, Grant Traver, Turner Trombley, Tyler Willetts

Grade 8:

Erica Bennett, Derek Bohley, Kaydance Brownell, Megan Cross, Blake Demianenko, Matthew Epstine, Graham Genevick, Benjamin Holmes, Colin Hughes, Mia Manera, McKenzie Manney, Reegan Mullen, Reece Saunders, Sarah Schmitt, Autumn Sequin, Sarah Todd, John Wade

Grade 9:

Samuel Andrews, John Byrnes IV, Andrew Conlin, Luke Demianenko, Jesse Kuzmich, Nicholas Marci, Christopher Martindale-Sprague, Patrick McFee, Sophia Record, Alexis Seacord, Haylee Simmons

Grade 10:

Evan Atwell, Madeline Baker, Tristan Bass, Cole Brown, Madelyn Carney, Alexander Curtis, Zethra Davis-Barron, Bruce Gregg, Ryan Hawrysz, Bryce Lynch, Destiney McKernon, Rachel Mueller, Elizabeth O’Konski, Hailey Perkins, Rebecca Schmitt, Isaac Sievers, Benjamin Sova, Joshua Thompson, Jackson Vanderhoff, Kiara Vasquez, Madison Wolff

Grade 11:

Christopher Albrecht, Eric Brown, Isabella Cary, Liv Cederstrom, Maya Dean, Joseph Dziewulski, Hannah Elsworth, Cody Fortin, Ludovica Galli, Katrina Hall, Daniel Lucia, Lauren Maines, Gabriel Mann, Adam Newell, Luke Pemrick, Connor Record, Andrew Rymph, Mollie Stalter, Shauna Wasielewski, Hannah Zeno

Grade 12:

Gabriel Anthony, Hunter Bullard, Penelope Crawford, Georgiana Douglas, Philip Grimes, Marquita Gutasy, Sophia Manera, Carson Mosher, Tyler Murray, Robert Spear, Mason Williamson

Willard Mountain Freestyle Ski Team (WMFST)

This past weekend the Willard Mountain Freestyle Ski Team (WMFST) participated in the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York, where they competed against youth from NY State and the surrounding region.  All eleven members of the team crushed it in the freestyle mogul competition. The course was steep, but that didn’t stop the WMFST athletes from throwing spread eagles, twisters, and 360s as they hit the air.
The WMFST had phenomenal finishes with all of its female competitors (Keira Kirk, Maeve Kelleher, Antonia Levitas, and Oliveah Reiszel) and two of its male competitors (Declan Kelleher, Sean Klingebiel) finishing in the top 15 overall.  Keira Kirk secured an astounding finish by taking second place in her age group. Congratulations to all of the athletes and their coaches!
Willard Mountain Freestyle Ski Team: Antonia Levitas, Declan Kelleher, Aiden Gifford, Marcus Littell, Maeve Kelleher, Connor Kirk, Christopher Kuzmich, Keira Kirk, Oliveah Reiszel, Garritt Lundberg, Sean Klingebiel
Keira Kirk with her coaches
Teammates Maeve Kelleher and Keira Kirk congratulate Antonia Levitas on a great run in her first ever competition.

Greenwich High School Job Fair 

Greenwich High School Agriculture, Business and Technology Departments would like to invite you to the first Greenwich High School Job Fair on March 29, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.  Employers will have the opportunity to meet with Juniors and Seniors and share information about their business and potential job opportunities.  Our goal is to link businesses with students who will be seeking employment locally either immediately upon high school graduation or after college.

 

If you are not the correct contact for this type of event, could you please forward this to the appropriate person.

 

If you need more information, please contact Christine Belden at cbelden@greenwichcsd.org.

 

To register please click the registration link on the attached website:  https://sites.google.com/greenwichcsd.org/gcsjobfair2019/home.  Registration deadline is March 22.

 

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL 

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (CTE)

Tri-County MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition

Today was the Tri-County MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition at SUNY Adirondack.  We had 14 students compete and Greenwich scored big!  We had four students make it to the Top 10 Countdown Round with Cate Abate finishing 10th, Sophia Boice 8th, Eli Strasswimmer 7th and Teagan Wright 3rd!  Our official team of Cate Abate, Noah Davis, Jessica Newell, and Teagan Wright finished as second overall team which advances them to the State MATHCOUNTS Competition in March at RPI.
Pictured are: Emilee Archer, Esther Moore, Noah Davis, Jackson Fortier, Nicholas Campbell, Eli Strasswimmer, Sophia Boice, Norah Niesz, Cate Abate, Jessica Newell, Jennifer Barber, Jocelyn Spiezio, Caroline Kelly, and Teagan Wright
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