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President honors top La. math and science teachers

3 years 6 months 19 hours ago December 21, 2013 Dec 21, 2013 Saturday, December 21 2013 December 21, 2013 3:57 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Two Louisiana teachers have been named as the state's recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Barack Obama.

Donna Lamonte, who teaches first grade at the LSU University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, is Louisiana's winner of the math award.

Mande Warren, who teaches at Lake Harbor Middle School in Mandeville, is Louisiana's winner of the science award. Warren is also Louisiana's middle school teacher of the year for 2013.

Winners will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation to be spent as they wish.

This year's awards, announced Friday, honor teachers in grades K-6.

The teachers will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington in the coming year.

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