Darien High School Named One of 10 ‘STEM Schools of Excellence,’ Says Tech Association

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Darien High School has been selected as a 2019-2020 STEM School of Excellence by the International Technology & Engineering Association.

Darien High School is one of 10 schools worldwide receiving the award this year.

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Greg Darin instructing DHS Junior Charlotte Sulger

— an announcement from Darien High School, with additional information from the ITEEA website

ITEEA recognizes outstanding schools for their commitment to providing a robust Integrative STEM education program.

The award will be officially given to representatives of the DHS Technology and Engineering Department at the annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland in March of 2020.

According to the association’s website:

“Award recipients will be recognized at the ITEEA International Conference in Baltimore in March, 2020 and will receive a banner and certificate for display in the school.

“STEM Schools of Excellence will be posted on ITEEA’s website, be part of a post-conference press release, and are invited to take part in ITEEA’s STEM Showcase on March 12, 2020. […]

“ITEEA recognizes outstanding schools for their commitment to providing a robust Integrative STEM education program. Awards are made at two levels:

  • ITEEA STEM School of Excellence (110+ points)
  • ITEEA STEM School of Merit (85-105 points)”
Rich Reynolds tweet on award

Technology and Engineering Department Coordinator Rich Reynolds on Twitter

Here’s the full list of schools, in alphabetical order. Nine are in the U.S.; one, in China (from the ITEEA announcement):

  • Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Miami, FL
  • Darien High School, Darien, CT
  • Hangzhou Greentown Yuhua Qinqin School, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China
  • High Point Regional High School, Sussex, NJ
  • Hillsboro Charter Academy, Purcellville, VA
  • Kinder Garden School, West Chester, OH
  • Laing Middle School of Science and Technology, Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO
  • Thomas Johnson Middle School, Lanham, MD
  • Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA
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Darien High School Technology and Engineering Department: From left, Lorraine Westervelt, Department Coordinator Richard Reynolds, Ashley O’Connor, Greg Darin and Claudia Gray

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