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IU13 honors teachers, students for STEM work

06/01/2015 Lancaster Online By Staff

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 honored the following local teachers, students and schools at its first science technology engineering and math (STEM) awards banquet last week:

  • Laura Trout, science coordinator at Lancaster Country Day School, was named elementary STEM teacher of the year for incorporating hands-on, inquiry-based learning into the curriculum.
  • Anthony Boyer, teacher at La Academia Partnership Charter School, was named secondary STEM teacher of the year for integrating STEM lessons into math classes.
  • Pequea Valley High School was named STEM school of the year for its STEM courses that all freshmen and sophomores take, as well as elective STEM offerings.
  • Warwick students were recognized for winning the IU13 Elementary STEM Bowl. Students on the team were Emma Butts, Gavin Clausen, Elise Donovan and Conner Eisenbach. Another team of Warwick students was recognized for winning the IU13 STEM design challenge for grades seven to nine. Logan Bushong, Ryan Ciano, Holly Harnish, Ashley Kilgore and Hunter Reed designed a locker organization system.
  • Elizabethtown students were recognized for winning the IU13 STEM design challenge for grades four through six. Josh Kreider, Aidan Mollohan and Seth Oltmans designed an "EcoAir Motor" to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
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