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By Brendan Relaford
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GHS STEM program recognized


February 27, 2019

Brendan Relaford

MULTITASKING: Goldendale High School STEM Program participant Andrew Lund stands behind a robot that is designed to perform a variety of tasks including flipping discs over, throwing balls at a target, and stairstep climbing. The students and their robots will be heading to several robotics tournaments in the coming months.

Goldendale High School's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program and its teacher, Matt Merfeld, received the 2019 STEM Lighthouse Award on Thursday, Feb. 21. Dan Tedor, STEM program supervisor at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), presented the award, which honors schools and educators for offering exemplary programs while serving as a STEM resource for local communities and schools.

STEM Lighthouse Schools originated in 2010 when the state legislature passed House Bill 2621, which allowed OSPI to designate up to three middle and three high schools each year as lighthouse schools based on demonstrated experience and excellence in achieving...

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