McLean AAUW lauds students

Eileen Wen, far left, and Gwyneth McNamara, second from right, have been recognized by the McLean branch of the American Association of University Women for their achievement in science. Shown with the students are Myrtle Hendricks Corrales, AAUW McLean area branch co-president and STEM awards contact for McLean High School, and Betsy Schroeder, AAUW McLean area branch co-president.

Two of the six students receiving the McLean area branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2018 Science and Math Achievement Awards were recognized at a Sept. 16 event.

Eileen Wen, who received the Science Award for Langley High School, and Gwyneth McNamara, who received the Science Award for George C. Marshall High School, each spoke about their interest in STEM.

For the last five years, the McLean AAUW has partnered with counselors at McLean, Langley and Marshall high schools to award Science and Math Achievement Awards to six female students finishing their junior year. Each award, which is funded through the branch’s annual book sale, consists of a certificate and a check for $100 for the honoree.

In addition to Wen and McNamara, students receiving awards included Kelly Zhang, McLean High School (math); Lora Zhou, McLean High School (science); Rose Lee, Langley High School (math); and Madeleine Kienzle, Marshall High School (math).

For information on the McLean area branch and its annual book sale, see the Web site at http://mclean-va.aauw.net.

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