EAST Initiative Announces Founder’s Award Finalists

   

EAST Initiative Announces Founder’s Award Finalists
2/12/2014 10:41:57 AM

Founder's Award finalists are Greenbrier High School, Hot Springs High School, Joe T. Robinson Middle School, Sonora Elementary School and Springdale High School.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The EAST Initiative is pleased to announce the five finalists for the Timothy R. Stephenson Founder’s Award, to be presented at its annual national conference in Hot Springs, Ark., March 20. Finalists for the prestigious award are: Greenbrier High School, Hot Springs High School, Joe T. Robinson Middle School, Sonora Elementary School and Springdale High School.

The Founder’s Award recognizes exemplary EAST programs in categories that reflect Student Growth, Project Sophistication and Innovation, and Community and Collaboration. One school, whose program exemplifies the best in all categories, will be named the Overall Founder’s Award winner at the conference banquet.

“This group is one of the strongest groups of finalists we have seen since the Founder’s Award was created 10 years ago,” said Matt Dozier, the EAST Initiative President and CEO. “We eagerly anticipate celebrating the EAST experience with our finalists and their peers in just a few weeks.”

More than 2,000 EAST students, teachers, parents and business and community leaders will attend the conference March 19 – 21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The three-day event allows attendees to network with EAST students, share their stories, ideas and enthusiasm. It showcases and celebrates work from the past year. For more information visit www.eastconference.org.

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