Washington D.C. -Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has announced that Southern High School teacher Beatriz Camacho has been chosen as one of 97 teachers selected to receive a 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
[Congresswoman Bordallo joins Beatriz Camacho, winner of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and her husband, Patrick Camacho, during a meeting in her Washington, D.C. office]
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Beatriz Camacho Receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 28, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that Beatriz Camacho, a teacher at Southern High School, was one of 97 teachers selected to receive the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
This award is given out annually to outstanding K through 12 science and mathematics teachers from the states and territories. Winners receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, which administers the PAEMST program, to be used at their discretion. Additionally, they are invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to meet with the president and Members of Congress and attend various educational and celebratory events. Each year the award alternates between teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. The 2011 awardees named this year teach grades 7 through 12.
Beatriz applied for this award during her time at George Washington High School in Mangilao, Guam.
“I congratulate Beatriz Camacho on receiving the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for her outstanding work as a mathematics teacher at George Washington High School,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “This award reflects Beatriz’s teaching ability and dedication to her work, including almost 20 years of teaching experience. Education is key to Guam’s continued growth, and I commend Ms. Camacho for her service to our island’s youth.”