Today in Washington, DC, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard recognized Hawaiʻi teachers selected for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and presented them with a Congressional certificate. Five Hawaiʻi teachers were amongst the 213 math and science teachers around the country selected for the award. The 2016 Hawaiʻi awardees are:
- Alicia Nakamitsu, AieaHigh School
- Eliza Yoshida, Pu’u Kukui Elementary School
- Stan Mesina, August Ahrens Elementary School
- Bryan Silver, Kalani High School
- Patricia Urasky, Waimea High School
The PAEMST is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level.
Awards were given to K-12 teachers from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity schools, and the U.S. territories as a group (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands). Each awardee received a citation signed by President Obama, a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and travel to Washington, DC for an award ceremony held yesterday.
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