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Technology Curriculum Leader Vanitha Chandrasekhar was selected by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to serve on a 48-member Education Technology Task Force to recommend how to bring 21st Century tools into California’s classrooms to improve teaching and learning.

California Academy of Mathematics and Science student Kendall Melvin received an early admission $240,000 scholarship to Amherst College ($60,000 a year, guaranteed for four years).  The college was ranked 10 times by U.S. News and World Report as the first overall among 266 liberal arts colleges.  The student, who suffers from a chronic and painful skin condition, also earned his school’s Most Inspiring Student Award.

Henry K-8 School student Marisol Uy took first place in the California Association for Bilingual Education’s essay contest.