A group of three Greenwich High School students came out on top in a recent competition against two other local school groups in Pitch Your Peers’ first annual SchoolPYP event.

The competition was held in Stamford’s Americares offices recently, where the all-female student groups presented community projects to a roomful of members from Pitch Your Peers, a Greenwich-based women’s organization that aims to help hyper-local charities and connect women around philanthropy.

As the first place winners, the GHS students will collect $3,000 to help build a Community Garden of Hope that will educate visitors about gardening and food-insecurity and provide produce to a local food pantry at Neighbor to Neighbor.

Coming in second place, The Stanwich School students earned $2,000 to help Friends of Autistic People. Sacred Heart Greenwich’s team slotted third and will be awarded $1,000 for an oral history project in conjunction with Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation and Health Care facility.

The results derive from an online vote PYP members took after hearing their presentations and taking two weeks to ask additional questions. Each participating team has also pledged to devote volunteer hours to their charity of choice.

PYP’s founders hope to build on this year’s success by adding more school groups next year.

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