Elcie Peterson thought she was running a legitimate errand. Turns out, the task was just a little subterfuge by the Northwood Elementary School staff. When the beloved media specialist was summoned back to Northwood, she was surprised to find her coworkers and the entire student body assembled out on the playground, applauding her selection as an IUSD Classified Employee of the Year.
A Rancho San Joaquin Middle School eighth-grader has emerged as one of 60 semifinalists in the inaugural Google Science Fair, which is asking voters to select its People’s Choice Award winner.
Continuing an annual tradition, the Irvine Teachers Association has announced a handful of scholarship recipients for 2011. Kristina Pelekoudas of University High School was named the winner of the ITA’s scholarship for “Students Interested in Entering the Education Profession,” which goes to an IUSD senior who has been accepted to a four-year university and plans to pursue a degree in education.
A University High School sophomore will participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May after wowing a panel of judges during this month's county competition. Sanjna Ghanshani was among more than 400 students to take part in the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair, which was sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation. Yet she was one of only two selected to compete at the Intel event. The announcement came during the county awards ceremony on April 10.