Magnet Foundation News: Summer 2017

The Magnet Foundation Board of Directors held a meeting in July 2017.

STEM Talent Pipeline

    • 40 third-grade students have been selected for the STEM Talent Pipeline Program, a project initiated by the Foundation to provide math enrichment to low-income and underrepresented groups in Montgomery County.

    • The Foundation is hoping to raise $20,000 to help cover the cost of tuition for low-income students - please donate today!

    • Learn more about the Pipeline Program - read the story


    • Ms. Sloe was awarded a grant for the purchase of Zebrafish ($350)

    • The Foundation paid the registration fees for the 6 Montgomery County ARML teams ($2400)

    • Ms. Wright was reimbursed for her travel costs for the ACSL All-Star Competition ($550)

    • Mr. Lodal and the Quiz Bowl team traveled to Atlanta for the NAQT National Championship Tournament ($1500)

    • Mr. Davis was reimbursed for the costs of an AP Physics C Workshop ($1900)

    • The Puzzle Lords will be presenting at the NCSSS Professional Conference in Chicago ($6000)

Silver Quest Memorial Writing Contest

    • Best Overall Submission: Magnet Through the Ages by Hermela Mengesha '18 and Emma Schillerstrom '18

    • Best Artistic Submission: Two-Seater (Short Story) by Michael Yin '18

    • Honorable Mention:

      • Photograph: Blair Blvd. Clock by Laura Cui '19

      • Painting: "Quasar" by Ariel Fromm '17

New Officers Elected

    • President: Eileen Steinkraus

    • Vice-President: Zeki Mokhtarzada '96

    • Secretary: Sharon Goodall

    • Treasurer: Dan Shepherdson

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