The world’s leading computer chip com-pany honored the California Academy of Mathematics and Science this week as part of a ceremony in Washington, D.C. recognizing some of the nation’s most successful education programs.
CAMS was one of 18 schools recognized as finalists in the Intel Schools of Distinction Contest. The finalists were selected from 156 applications submitted from 38 states.
Valley Christian Junior High School in San Jose took top honors by winning the Star Innovator award, which includes $125,000. As a finalist in the science category, CAMS received $5,000.
"By honoring the Intel Schools of Distinction winners, Intel hopes to inspire other schools to reinvigorate their own programs and prepare America's youth for success in the global economy," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group.