Saturday, June 25, 2011

Education briefs: 3 win illustration honors

Breaking the Mold

Fountain Hills High School student Savannah Nangle won fifth place in the illustration category of the 2011 Josten's Photo Contest for her entry titled "Breaking the Mold."

Three students from Fountain Hills High School won honors in the illustration category of the 2011 Josten's Photo Contest.

The three were among 114 winners selected from more than 6,000 entries nationwide.

The winners are:

- Savannah Nangle, fifth place for "Breaking the Mold."

- Katie Myhr, honorable mention for "Maddie Madness."

- David Nagel, honorable mention for "Typograph."

Gateway Academy wins award

Gateway Academy has been designated as a "school of excellence" by the National Association of Special Education Teachers.

Gateway, a private K-12 school in Scottsdale for students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome, received the designation after the academy met rigorous professional criteria and demonstrated dedication, commitment and achievement in the special-education field.

The association designates 52 schools nationwide for the honor. The Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills, with campuses in Phoenix and Tempe, is the only other Arizona school to win the designation.

Coronado student attends LEAD

Sean Thompson, a Navajo and junior at Coronado High School, has been chosen by the Native American Finance Officers Association as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the LEAD Summer Business Institute at Stanford University this summer.

The LEAD program chooses 30 high-achieving Native American, African American, Hispanic American and Asian American students who are in their junior year. They get exposure to the business world through a three-week residential experience at a business school and college campus. They learn various business disciplines through classroom study, group projects, guest speakers and hands-on projects. Cultural and recreational activities are also included.

The Stanford LEAD program is based on a business plan competition sponsored by Apple.

Last summer, Coronado student Leticia Rangel attended the Summer Business Institute at Dartmouth University.

Therapist attending workshop

Lynne Hebert-Remson, a speech therapist with the Scottsdale Unified School District, was one of 20 speech-language pathologists nationwide chosen to attend an intensive workshop on stuttering therapy this summer.

Hebert-Remson is participating in a workshop in Portland, Ore., co-sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation and Portland State University.

The Stuttering Foundation estimates that more than 3 million Americans stutter. While there are no miracle cures, a qualified speech-language pathologist can help children and adults make significant progress toward speaking fluently.

The Arizona Republic Jun. 23, 2011 02:37 PM

Education briefs: 3 win illustration honors

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