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Lowes Grove Awarded US2020 School of the Year for STEM Programs

Lowes Grove Middle School received the first annual US2020 STEMmy award for STEM School of the Year at a ceremony in Research Triangle Park Wednesday, March 25.

A panel of three judges selected the K-12 school that has demonstrated a dedication to high quality learning experiences for all students in the STEM field.

Principal Tekeisha Mitchell said upon accepting the award, "Thank you for recognizing all the hard work my students and my staff have done these past couple of years!"

"I've only been at Lowes Grove for a year and a half, and we just got our bio-agricultural skills program last year. But we are so, so very excited. If you are ever on South Alston, please stop by. We would love to show you our chickens, our creek where we test water, our work in our greenhouse - we have plenty of things to keep you excited!"

US2020 is a STEM mentoring outreach program based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Their mission is to expand STEM mentoring and opportunities for engagement to low income, minority and female students. US2020 is a national initiative announced in 2013 by President Barack Obama that seeks to yield greater participation from leading STEM companies and education nonprofits in order to diversify STEM fields.