Intel Honors Six Schools With 2007 Intel Schools Of Distinction Award

31 Mai 2007 [11:01h]     Bookmark and Share

Intel Honors Six Schools With 2007 Intel Schools Of Distinction Award

Intel Honors Six Schools With 2007 Intel Schools Of Distinction Award

Intel Corporation today honored six U.S. schools with a 2007 Intel® Schools of Distinction Award. The annual awards recognize schools for implementing innovative math and science programs. The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies distribute $1 million in grants and awards to winning schools.

„Math and science skills are more important than ever, both to an individual’s success and our country,“ said Brenda Musilli, Intel’s director of education. „Each winner of a 2007 Intel Schools of Distinction Award has demonstrated a successful commitment to math and science results. We honor these schools for their dedication to academic excellence and for serving as role models to educational institutions across the nation.“

One elementary, one middle and one high school are chosen as winners in each of the two categories from hundreds of applicants across the country. The winning schools in each category are as follows:

Mathematics Excellence:

Balboa Elementary

San Diego

Middle School
Sewell Middle School

Bremen, Ga.

High School
Bergen Academies-Hackensack

Hackensack, N.J.

Science Excellence:

Escalante School

Salt Lake City

Middle School
Conyers Middle School

Conyers, Ga.

High School
Greenhills High School

Ann Arbor, Mich.

To honor their extraordinary commitment to educational excellence and innovation, each of the six winning schools receive a $10,000 cash grant from the Intel Foundation and an award package including curriculum materials, professional development resources, hardware and software valued at more than $160,000 per school. Award sponsors include Agilix*, BlackBoard*, Dell*, DyKnow*, eInstruction*, FutureKids*, LearnStar*, Panasonic*, Pitsco*, Riverdeep*, Scantron*, Schoolnet* and Smart Technologies*.

Representatives from the winning schools will attend an awards gala on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., where one of this year’s honorees will be named „Star Innovator,“ and receive additional prizes including a $15,000 grant from the Intel Foundation. In order to receive „Star Innovator“ honors, the school must have a comprehensive program incorporating innovative and effective use of technology, parent and community engagement, professional development and teamwork, and consistent achievement of high academic standards.

Intel has been committed to helping students realize the promise of education for decades. Intel annually invests more than $100 million around the world to improve the quality of education, particularly in the fields of math, science and technology.

To learn more about Intel’s global commitment to education, visit For more information about the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards, visit

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