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Class notes
July 27, 2013, 05:00 AM

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Marianne Chowning-Dray, a San Mateo County teacher, is among five nominees selected statewide for the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Chowning-Day is an Algebra II and trigonometry teacher at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. She has 22 years teaching experience that has included such educational settings as a large urban private school, rural and suburban public schools, a special education school for foster youth and on satellite television.

The awards go specifically to K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Later this year, a national review committee will consider the five California nominees and select one mathematics teacher and one science teacher as recipients of the 2013 award.

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The following students from Colgate University were recipients of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University, in upstate New York. Anna Schein, a graduate of Menlo School from Menlo Park, and a member of the class of 2016; Ariana Martin, a graduate of Burlingame High School from Foster City, and a member of the class of 2016; Timothy Coleman, a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School from Menlo Park, and a member of the class of 2016; and Zachary Abt, a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School from Menlo Park, and a member of the class of 2016.

To be eligible for the Dean’s Award, a Colgate student must achieve a minimum 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses.

Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Angela Swartz. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at angela@smdailyjournal.com.

 

 

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