City Tech Graduate Gil Nakash Wins First Prize in College Bowl
Gil Nakash, a graduate in Vision Care Technology at City Tech, walked away with the $500 first prize in the National Federation of Opticianry (NFOS) Schools College Bowl. This was the second year in a row that a student from City Tech won the award. In addition, it was the fourth time in six years that City Tech won the top prize, beating out students from colleges in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, New York, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan, Washington State, Nevada, New Mexico and North Carolina.
The competition was held at the ABO-NCLE Conference in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Essilor of America, the event is modeled on the television show “Jeopardy” and features questions in anatomy and physiology, ophthalmic dispensing, ophthalmic fabrication, contact lenses and optics.