09-23-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7


Title
Recognition of District PRISM Scholar Winners

Discussion

PRISM (Promoting Regional Improvement in Science and Math), is a partnership between public schools and the private sector working together to celebrate the success of science and mathematics in our schools.  The PRISM program is designed to serve as an incentive for 7th grade students to participate in challenging science and math classes, clubs and competitions throughout their middle and high school years and involves the identification and selection of the Most Improved and Most Outstanding science and math students annually from participating school districts throughout Central Florida.

The eight Brevard Public School district winners (listed below) were selected from among the school winners.  The selection was based on the application and supporting evidence provided by each student or school.  These students will receive a $500.00 savings bond tonight, presented by a PRISM Board representative.  They will also receive another $500.00 savings bond each year they continue to  meet the PRISM Scholar criteria.

Most Outstanding Science

Most Improved Science

Most Outstanding Math

Most Improved Math

Rachel Cunio ~ Jackson

William Nyffenegger ~ McNair

Bronson Glatz ~ Stone

Jennifer Turner ~ Space Coast Jr./Sr.

Rashad Abdulla ~ Stone

Rudy Laprade ~ Southwest

Ryan Colon ~ McNair

Jabari Ivery-Daniel ~ McNair



Recommendation
To acknowledge the eight students as the 2007-2008 district PRISM Scholar winners.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/23/2008

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Kim Bragg, ext. 332
Beth Thedy, ext. 583
Brenda Blackburn, ext. 300