14 students presented awards

The area American Association of University Women recently presented an Excellence in Mathematics and Science Award to 14 area eighth-grade girls.

The winners and their respective schools are as follows:

∫ Amsterdam — Alinah Marinov

∫ Broadalbin-Perth — Lily Mitchell

∫ Canajoharie — Chelsea Stetin

∫ Fonda-Fultonville — Loretta Newcomer

∫ Fort Plain — Rachel Zuppardi

∫ Gloversville — Danitza Peralta

∫ Johnstown — Sarah Pratt

∫ Lake Pleasant — Sarah Smith

∫ Mayfield — Lainna Salvione

∫ Northville — Madeline Downing

∫ Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville — Alexis Mumford

∫ St. Mary’s Institute — Lauren Mowrey

∫ Wells — Keara O’Rourke

∫ Wheelerville — Sadie Blowers

The criteria for the award were excellence in mathematics and science, the students’ genuine interest in these subject areas, and their likelihood to pursue a career in these fields. Each recipient received a certificate of recognition, a pen and a scientific calculator.

Administrators and school counselors from the larea schools assisted AAUW chairwomen Marie Wojeski and Linda Zilka in the selection of the recipients.

The American Association of University Women seeks to empower all women and girls through education, research and philanthropy.

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