School News – March 14

State seeks nominees for math, science awards

The state is accepting nominations for the 2016 Mr. and Miss Math and Mr. and Miss Science awards. These honors recognize up to four outstanding high school seniors for their exemplary performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Winning students receive $1,000 college scholarships through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan.Indiana’s Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards honor the top high school seniors in STEM classes, as well as extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles, and community service. The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of STEM experts, including teachers, college and university instructors, and staff from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Education Roundtable.Winners will be announced in May. Nominations for the awards can be submitted at The deadline for nominations is April 10.