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New York School Wins Top Honors at Intel Schools of Distinction Awards

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Nation's Most Innovative Math and Science Schools Celebrated as Intel Schools of Distinction</b> </p> <p> <b>NEWS HIGHLIGHTS</b> </p> <ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Schools with exceptional math and science programs were recognized in Washington, D.C. at the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards. </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Ossining High School from Ossining, N.Y. won the top award of $100,000. </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Other schools from Alabama, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington were recognized. </li> </ul>

Monday, September 10, 2012

New York School Wins Top Honors at Intel Schools of Distinction Awards21:45 EDT Monday, September 10, 2012 WASHINGTON (Business Wire) -- Ossining High School in Ossining, N.Y. took top honors Monday in the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards. The Intel Schools of Distinction Awards recognizes K-12 schools that have some of the most successful educational programs in the country. Honored schools provide a rich, rigorous science or mathematics curriculum by incorporating hands-on investigative experiences that prepare students for future jobs. Other winning schools include George Hall Elementary School (Mobile, Ala.), Legacy Elementary School (Madison, Ala.), Penn Alexander School (Philadelphia), School of Science and Engineering (Dallas) and Technology Access Foundation Academy (Kent, Wash.). “Intel is proud to honor the Intel Schools of Distinction Award winners for their commitment to encouraging and engaging students in science and math,” said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. “Through the recognition of these innovative programs, Intel hopes to form a greater awareness of the tangible successes schools can achieve by cultivating a hands-on science and math environment.” The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies distributed $560,000 in cash grants and awards to the winning schools. Each winning school at a minimum won an estimated $75,000 in a combination of cash grants from the Intel Foundation and an award package that includes curriculum materials, professional development resources, hardware and software from such sponsors as Adaptive Curriculum, BrainWare Safari, DreamBox Learning, LanSchool, Pearson and SMART, which has been an anchor benefactor of this program since its 2004 inception. Ossining High School received the Star Innovator Award, which brings an additional $15,000 from the Intel Foundation along with other prizes totaling $100,000. Since 1988, this high school has implemented a project-based science program that fosters involvement through an extensive network of mentoring and community partnerships. Through hands-on learning, the program has encouraged a wide variety of student programs, including the school's robotics program, where students create robots from the initial design through final development. Winners were selected from a pool of 18 schools that were recognized as finalists from 176 applications from 35 states. Finalists were: Topic     School Level     School Name     City     State Mathematics     Elementary School     Dana Elementary School     Dana     North Carolina Forest Hills School     Florence     Alabama     George Hall Elementary School     Mobile     Alabama Middle School Dowell Middle School     McKinney     Texas St. Therese Chinese Catholic School     Chicago     Illinois     Technology Access Foundation Academy     Kent     Washington High School Baruch College Campus High School     New York     New York Peachtree Ridge High School     Suwanee     Georgia         School of Science and Engineering     Dallas     Texas Science Elementary School Gary and Bobbye Jack Minshew Elementary School     McKinney     Texas Legacy Elementary School     Madison     Alabama     West Melbourne Elementary School for Science     West Melbourne     Florida Middle School Edison Computech Middle School     Fresno     California Ni River Middle School     Spotsylvania     Virginia     Penn Alexander School     Philadelphia     Pennsylvania High School Boston Latin School     Boston     Massachusetts Gatton Academy     Bowling Green     Kentucky         Ossining High School     Ossining     New York         For more information on the Intel Schools of Distinctions Awards visit www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction. To get the latest Intel education news, follow Twitter updates at https://es.twitter.com/IntelK12Edu. Intel's sponsorship of the Schools of Distinction Awards is part of the Intel® Education Initiative, a sustained public-private partnership with governments in more than 50 countries. Through this $100 million a year initiative, Intel delivers programs that improve the effective use of technology to enhance 21st century skills and encourages excellence in mathematics, science and engineering. For more information, visit www.intel.com/education. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Intel CorporationJeanne Forbis, 480-554-2075jeanne.a.forbis@intel.comorNorth of Nine, for IntelMaria Culp, 415-268-4803maria.culp@nof9.com