Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Montgomery Students, Alumni, Barnard Principal Receive Asian Heritage Awards

Students and alumni from Montgomery Middle School in Linda Vista were honored along with Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet Elementary School Principal Eddie Park at the recent Asian Heritage Awards.

The students were recognized for their work in an engineering course that is part of Project Lead The Way. Two students received $500 scholarships. The are participants in the BOOST-STEM program, which integrates science components with entrepreneurship. BOOST is an acronym that stands for Business, Organization and Opportunity in Science and Technology.

The program is a partnership between the Asian Heritage Society, U.S. Navy, SDG&E, Alliant International University, Cal State San Marcos, and Time Warner Cable with the purpose of informing, educating and mentoring Asian and other underserved females, ages 12-16, in STEM subjects coupled with an understanding of entrepreneurship skills.

The Asian Heritage Awards also honored Eddie Park, Principal of Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet Elementary School in Pt. Loma. Park joined the other honorees as showing the best and brightest in community service and humanitarian endeavors. Barnard Elementary School Mandarin Chinese Magnet Program enriches students through daily instruction in Mandarin Chinese, the most spoken language in the world. Through integration with the Mandarin Chinese culture, including the arts, music, and literature, students will develop the ability to successfully use their knowledge of diverse cultures to think and act globally and become thoughtful, responsible and successful global citizens.

The awards were held Sept. 15. For more information on the Asian Heritage Awards, see the organization's website at http://www.asiamediainc.com/.