2008-09-17 / Features

Townsend Harris H. S. Named Intel School Of Distinction

Photo Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com (L. to r.:) Intel Corporation Worldwide Director of Education and Intel Foundation President Brenda Musilli; New York City Department of Education Queens High Schools Superintendent Bonnie Laboy; Townsend Harris H.S. Science Teacher Katherine Cooper; Townsend Harris H.S. Alumni Association Director and Co-Chairman David Herszenhorn; Townsend Harris H.S. Principal Kenneth Bonamo; Townsend Harris H.S. Assistant Principal, Science and Technology, Susan Brustein, and Intel Corporation Americas Marketing Manager Scott Overson at a Capitol Hill luncheon September 9 at which the teachers and administrators at Townsend Harris H.S. were recognized and rewarded by computer processor maker Intel for their forward-looking approach to technology education. Photo Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com (L. to r.:) Intel Corporation Worldwide Director of Education and Intel Foundation President Brenda Musilli; New York City Department of Education Queens High Schools Superintendent Bonnie Laboy; Townsend Harris H.S. Science Teacher Katherine Cooper; Townsend Harris H.S. Alumni Association Director and Co-Chairman David Herszenhorn; Townsend Harris H.S. Principal Kenneth Bonamo; Townsend Harris H.S. Assistant Principal, Science and Technology, Susan Brustein, and Intel Corporation Americas Marketing Manager Scott Overson at a Capitol Hill luncheon September 9 at which the teachers and administrators at Townsend Harris H.S. were recognized and rewarded by computer processor maker Intel for their forward-looking approach to technology education. Intel Corporation last Tuesday honored Townsend Harris H.S., Flushing, for its innovative and rigorous science program at a Washington, D.C. event following the school's selection as one of six winners of the 2007 Intel Schools of Distinction Awards in June 2008.

During their visit to the Capital of September 7 through 9, Townsend Harris representatives shared information on their science successes with other Schools of Distinction winners, enjoyed a formal dinner cruise on the Potomac and met with members of Congress to discuss education issues.

Intel sponsors the Schools of Distinction Awards to honor schools for implementing innovative math and science programs and serving as models for other schools. The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies will distribute a total of more than $1 million in cash, products and services to this year's winning schools. Townsend Harris will receive a $10,000 cash grant from the Intel Foundation and an award package that includes curriculum materials, professional development resources, hardware and software valued at more than $160,000.

For more information on the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards and to view the complete list of winners, visit www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistin ction.

Intel's sponsorship of the Schools of Distinction Awards is part of the Intel® Education Initiative, a sustained publicprivate partnership with governments in more than 50 countries. Through this $100-million-a-year initiative, Intel delivers programs that improve the effective use of technology to enhance 21st century skills, and encourages excellence in mathematics, science and engineering. For more information, visit www.intel.com/education.

In addition to Intel, Schools of Distinction award sponsors are BrainWare, CTL, Dell, DyKnow, eInstruction, Futurekids, Inspiration Software, Microsoft, Pasco, Scantron, SMART, Spectrum K12, and Trillion.

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. For more information about Intel, visit www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.

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