The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative have announced that Darlington School has been named as a finalist in the high school category for the 2016 Georgia STEM Education Awards.

The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognize schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education in Georgia.

“At Darlington we prepare students for life by emphasizing the pursuit of individual excellence in a diverse learning environment,” stated Rebekah Kinney, technology integration coordinator for the school. “STEM has become an important part of our curriculum. Darlington’s Upper School now has a creative technologies/design thinking class, robotics teams and an AP computer science program. We are working diligently to promote design thinking, STEM and cross curricular projects in all classrooms. Our students are passionate about STEM/STEAM, and are excited to be recognized for all their hard work and effort this past year.”

Winners competed in eight different categories in the statewide event. “It was truly a challenge to choose from among the many applicants from around Georgia for these finalists,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We applaud all of our applicants for their excellent work in STEM.”

Winners are to be announced during a special awards gala on Nov. 4 in Atlanta.

“It is so gratifying to see STEM education gaining momentum throughout the state of Georgia,” said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG-Ed. “The programs selected as finalists are leading the way in this effort and sharing best practices that will prepare our students for the challenges ahead. “