Students Honored for Math & Science

Foothill students Jessica Xu and Annie Wei were honored by Sandia National Laboratories for the girls' achievements in science and math.

The 19th annual Math & Science Awards were presented in May by Sandia's Women's Connection. Twenty high school students from the Tri-Valley area were honored at a reception in Livermore, where the lab is based.

Each spring, the Women's Connection sends nomination forms to 10 area high schools. Math and science teachers, as well as principals and counselors from each school, nominate two young women who have done exemplary work in the areas of math and science. The award is typically given to high school juniors so they can list it on college and scholarship applications.

Jessica, a senior, was honored for her outstanding science achievements, while Annie, a junior, was honored for her stellar achievements in math. Click here (and scroll down) for a full article about the honors.

Congratulations to Jessica and Annie for this prestigious honor.

PHOTOS: Annie Wei (top) and Jessica Xu.
Photos by yearbook editor Emily Klein.

Posted Monday, August 30, 2010