EAST Initiative Names Founder's Award Finalists


EAST Initiative Names Founder's Award Finalists
2/23/2009 11:25:42 AM

The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org) announced today that the following eleven schools have been selected as 2009 Founder's Award Finalists.

The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org) announced today that the following eleven schools have been selected as 2009 Founder's Award Finalists

The Founder’s Award is given annually by the EAST Initiative to the school that best shows the EAST values of teamwork, collaboration, problem solving and community involvement.  The award is presented in honor of Tim Stephenson, founder of the EAST Initiative in Greenbrier, Arkansas in 1996.  EAST believes the Founder's Award presents a great opportunity to showcase a program's abilities and hard work over the last year.   

All EAST schools are eligible to submit an application for the 2009 Founder's Award except Brookland High School who was the winner of this award at the 2008 Conference. The three schools who won Awards of Excellence (Dardanelle High School, Harrisburg Schools and Fountain Lake High School) and are eligible.

Centerpoint High School
Dardanelle High School
Eureka Springs High School
Har-Ber High School
Jessieville High School
Maui High School (Hawaii)
Mountain Pine High School
Rose Bud High School
Star City High School
Southwood High School (Louisiana)
Sylvan Hills High School

EAST is a nonprofit organization that provides new ways of learning for modern students.  EAST focuses on student-driven community service projects through the use of the latest technology.

Winners will be recognized during an awards banquet, March 4, 2009, as part of the EAST Initiative’s Annual Conference.  The Conference will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas March 3rd and March 5th.  Exhibits from more than 170 EAST classrooms representing more than 15,000 EAST students, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.  There is no charge to visit the exhibit hall.For more information on the conference or how to purchase tickets to the banquet, readers can contact Amy Glover Bryant, APR at Amy@EASTproject.org.

The EAST Initiative is an educational model that is engaging students in sophisticated service-learning projects that involve relevant teamwork and cutting-edge technology. The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org)  is an educational non-profit that works with schools and institutions across the country to implement local EAST programs. The EAST Initiative has a thirteen-year track record of helping schools, facilitators, and students better engage technology education, service learning, and individualized educational goals in a program that has been named a model program by the United States Department of Education and the United States Department of Labor.



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