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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Recognizes 9 Issaquah School District Students for STEM Subject Studies

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Recognizes 9 Issaquah School District Students for STEM Subject Studies

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 25 May, 2017
We hear a great deal about the shortage of students, especially women, studying the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) but nine very exceptional young women in Issaquah high schools are bucking that trend and showing that excellence in STEM education is alive and well in our schools. The nine girls were honored by the American Association of University Women at an April 20 awards ceremony for their outstanding achievements in STEM subjects.  

The girls were nominated by their school career counselors and represent Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools. These girls have shown exceptional ability in the subjects for which they received recognition and in addition are very active in extracurricular activities both in and out of the school setting. Their interests include sports, school clubs, music, community involvement and charitable work, with leadership roles in many activities.  

In keeping with the goals of the UN Commission of the Status of Women in 2011, to increase women's access to and training for participation in science and technology fields, the association strongly supports educational opportunities for women in these and other fields. The STEM honors program helps to promote these goals.  

The girls honored from each high school are:

Issaquah High School: 
Elsa Bean (Science) 
Kelly Chen (Math) 
Leila Yanni (Technology)

Liberty High School: 
Emily Roth (Science) 
Siri Christopherson (Math) 
Alexis Mai-Linh Tran (Technology)

Skyline High School: 
Madison Hall (Science) 
Taylor Juenke (Math) 
April Agarwal (Technology)

*Story from Ann Stieglitz, High School Recognition Chair, AAUW Issaquah, Photo from Kelly Smith, AAUW Issaquah