Blaine students honored at AAUW event

Published on Thu, May 21, 2009
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Three Blaine students were among 30 outstanding math, science and technology students from 11 Whatcom County high schools to be recognized Saturday, May 9.

The students were recognized by the Bellingham Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The 2009 Blaine honorees include: Caitlyn Dudley, math; Michelle Berry, science; and Sierra Johncox, technology.
The event honors female students selected by their schools, and is cosponsored by Western Washington University‚Äôs College of Sciences and Technology and BP Cherry Point Refinery. This is the eighth year for the event.    

The celebration was held at the American Museum of Radio and Electricity, 1312 Bay Street in Bellingham.  June Coover of Bellevue, a professional engineer and certified environmental auditor, was a guest speaker.  She is currently a vice president of AECOM Environment.

AAUW promotes equity in education for women and girls through scholarships and grants.  One goal of AAUW is to encourage young girls and women to study for careers in science, mathematics and technology.