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.
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.