Coastal-Georgetown AAUW announces science, math award winners

June 26, 2013

The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women announces the 2013 Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics honorees from high schools in Kent and Sussex counties.

Started in New Castle County by the Newark Branch and joined by Coastal-Georgetown in 2005, Delaware AAUW has honored more than 600 young women in 14 years. Each school is asked to nominate an 11th-grade female student who is proficient in science and/or mathematics.

The winners received a certificate, letter of congratulations and an inspirational book, "My Beloved World," the memoir of United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Coastal-Georgetown AAUW encourages bright students to continue in STEM-related college studies and choose careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. AAUW promotes this mission through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy.

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2013 honorees, listed alphabetically by school, are as follows:

Caesar Rodney High School - Caroline Bennett

Cape Henlopen High School - Dimple Patel for science and Tiara Duffy for mathematics

Delmarva Christian High School - Amanda Williams

Dover High School - Alexandria Crisco

Indian River High School - Courtney Gray

Lake Forest High School - Sara Hernandez

Laurel High School - Alyssa Givens

Milford High School - Alison Van Vorst

Smyrna High School - Lauren Gaston

St. Thomas More Academy - Rosa D’ Antonio

Sussex Central High School - Wajaha Nasir

Sussex Technical High School - Mallory Metzner

Woodbridge High School - Kirsten Emily Blake.

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