Gov. Mike Pence is continuing to honor top high school seniors who excel in math and science with an award created by former Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2008.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Mr. and Miss Math/Science honor. The award emphasizes the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Lou Ann Baker, with the Center for Education and Career Innovation, says Indiana schools are stepping up, providing innovative ways to promote these subjects.
"We're very excited about the opportunities that exist in local schools, extracurricular activities like robotics clubs, the many science fairs and a number of unique opportunities that teachers are coming up with to expand the horizons of our students," says Baker.
One female and one male student will each receive a $2,000 Indiana CollegeChoice 529 scholarship contribution for their achievements.
Baker says the prizes for the two winners will help further higher education.
"If you haven't set that plan up yet, they will do so with a $2,000 contribution," says Baker, "it's a great opportunity for students."
Nominations may be submitted by teachers, schools, community organizations or the students themselves. Potential winners should display outstanding academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service.
Submissions are being accepted online through April 25.