Thursday, July 24, 2014

Finalists Announced for Innovation in Education Awards Honoring Schools, Educators and Students in Orange County

The ten finalists for the 2014 Innovation in Education Awards have been announced! Since 2006, Project Tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance have recognized outstanding education programs, educators and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology with this award.


Finalists for this year’s awards are:
  • Innovative Schoolwide Program of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – distinguishing a public, private, or parochial school that demonstrates innovation with an outstanding, results-based schoolwide program
    • Jose Sepulveda Elementary School, Santa Ana Unified School District
Program: Science and Health Focus
    • Journey School, Capistrano Unified School District
Program: The Digital Media Literacy Project
    • El Dorado High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Program: Digital Media Arts Academy
  • High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – acknowledging the influence of a great teacher in his/her use of science, math or technology to significantly impact student academic achievement
    • Ed Hernandez, Tustin High School, 9-12 Engineering/Math Teacher
    • Kevin Crossett, Huntington Beach High School, 9-12 AP Computer Science/CAD Engineering Teacher
    • Glen Warren, McPherson Magnet School, Technology Teacher Librarian
  • Emerging Student Innovator of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – recognizing eighth grade, freshman, sophomore, or junior high school students who are creatively using science, math and technology resources to solve a school or community problem
    • Samantha Langit, Aliso Niguel High School, 9th Grade (rising sophomore)
    • Helen Kim, Brea Olinda High School, 10th Grade (rising junior)
    • Siblings Aamna and Haleema Abbasi, Beckman High School, 11th Grade (rising seniors)
The 2014 Innovation in Education Award recipients will be announced at the 21st Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 in Costa Mesa. The annual education focused segment is a partnership between Project Tomorrow and corporate sponsors, Emulex Corporation and Microsemi Corporation.

Congratulations to all of the finalists! Click here to learn more about the Innovation Awards, and click here to learn more about our partner, OC Tech Alliance.