AAUW honors STEM achievement

April 30, 2013

Eight Issaquah School District high school junior girls were honored by the American Association of University Women for their achievements and potential in the science, technology and math fields. Left to right are Amanda Levinson, Holly Boothroyd, Megan Larson, Rachel Wittenberg, Pan Zheng, Sarika Ghangurde and Crystal Liang. Not pictured is Audrey Storm.

Eight Issaquah School District high school junior girls were honored by the American Association of University Women for their achievements and potential in the science, technology and math fields. Left to right are Amanda Levinson, Holly Boothroyd, Megan Larson, Rachel Wittenberg, Pan Zheng, Sarika Ghangurde and Crystal Liang. Not pictured is Audrey Storm.

While we hear frequent national and state media reports of the dismal state of education in the science, technology and math fields, eight Issaquah School District high school junior girls are proving that excellence in STEM education is a priority for them and their schools, according to the American Association of University Women.

The eight girls were honored at an association awards ceremony April 18 for their achievements and potential in STEM subjects.

Nominated by their school counselors, the girls from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools have shown outstanding ability in the subjects for which they received recognition, and have participated in numerous extracurricular activities as well. The association recognizes the importance of excellent preparation in the STEM subjects, not only for future individual educational and employment opportunities, but also for the health of the United States and Washington’s scientific and tech economies.

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