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**Washington DC (KSDK)** - Two local teachers are among the 97 mathematics and science teachers named Monday as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The award is given annually to outstanding math and science teachers in grades K-12 from across the country. Panels of scientists, mathematicians and educators select the winners after an initial selection process conducted at the state level.

Winners of this honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. The teachers will be invited to Washington D.C. for an awards ceremony and days of educational and celebratory events, including visits with members of Congress and the Obama Administration.

The recipients of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are:

Alabama

Suzanne Culbreth, Birmingham (Math)

Chanda Davis, Huntsville (Science)

Alaska

Stephanie Cronin, Seward (Math)

Joanna Hubbard, Anchorage (Science)

Arizona

Michael Frank, Tucson (Science)

Arkansas

Stephanie Muckelberg, Bald Knob (Math)

Vickie Logan, Little Rock (Science)

California

Kentaro Iwasaki, San Francsico (Math)

Dean Baird, Sacramento (Science)

Colorado

Andrea Wiseman, Denver (Math)

Amy Hanson, Denver (Science)

Connecticut

Karen Thomas, Westport (Math)

Tyler Hoxley, East Hartford (Science)

Delaware

Mary Pinkston, Wilmington (Math)

Michael Kaufmann, Wilmington (Science)

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Spencer Bean, Baumholder, Germany (Math)

District of Columbia

Sarah Bax (Math)

William Wallace (Science)

Florida

Kathleen Jones, Panama City Beach (Math)

Stephen Fannin, Tallahassee (Science)

Georgia

Carol Taylor, Fayetteville (Math)

Kelly Stewart, Atlanta (Science)

Hawaii

Charles Souza, Jr., Honolulu (Math)

Julia Segawa, Honolulu (Science)

Idaho

Katie Pemberton, Coeur d'Alene (Math)

James Jordan, Boise (Science)

Illinois

Peter DeCraene, Evanston (Math)

David Bonner, Darien (Science)

Indiana

Natalie Schneider, Indianapolis (Math)

Stacy McCormack, Mishawaka (Science)

Iowa

Karla Digmann, Dubuque (Math)

Jody Stone, Cedar Falls (Science)

Kansas

Angela Miller, Manhattan (Math)

Dennis Burkett, Jr., Olathe (Science)

Kentucky

Andrea Higdon, Crestwood (Math)

Joshua Underwood, Mt. Olivet (Science)

Louisiana

Alison Drake, New Orleans (Math)

Anna Cole, Raceland (Science)

Maine

Kenneth Vencile, Rockport (Science)

Maryland

Barry Hopkins, Severna Park (Science)

Massachusetts

Kathleen Erickson, Great Barrington (Math)

Naomi Volain, Springfield (Science)

Michigan

Donald Pata, Grosse Pointe Woods (Science)

Minnesota

Donna Forbes, Mahtomedi (Math)

Jamin McKenzie, St. Paul (Science)

Mississippi

Jennifer Wilson, Flowood (Math)

Lucy McKone, Brookhaven (Science)

Missouri

Jennifer Baker, Hazelwood (Math)

Robert Becker, Kirkwood (Science)

Montana

Tammy Johnson, Stevensville (Math)

Carol Pleninger, Havre (Science)

Nebraska

David Hartman, Lincoln (Math)

Joan Christen, Beatrice (Science)

Nevada

Gary Mayers, Las Vegas (Math)

New Hampshire

Gina Bergskaug, Hollis (Science)

New Jersey

John McAllen III, Point Pleasant (Math)

Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, Perth Amboy (Science)

New York

Elisabeth Jaffe, New York (Math)

Francesco Neal-Noschese, Cross River (Science)

North Carolina

Nancy Trollinger, Marion (Math)

Eric Grunden, Raleigh (Science)

North Dakota

Ila LaChapelle, Walhalla (Science)

Ohio

Carole Morbitzer, Columbus (Math)

Tami Fitzgerald, Zanesville (Science)

Oklahoma

Ashley Moody, McLoud (Math)

Rebecca Morales, Broken Arrow (Science)

Oregon

Mary Koike, Newport (Science)

Pennsylvania

Katherine Schwang, Carlisle (Math)

Richard Schmidt, Fort Washington (Science)

Puerto Rico

Jaime Abreu Ramos, San Juan (Math)

Judith Martínez, Caguas (Science)

Rhode Island

Brian Nelson, Wakefield (Math)

David Mather, Warwick (Science)

South Carolina

Matthew Owens, Columbia (Math)

Holly Sullivan, Lugoff (Science)

South Dakota

Deborah Snook, Philip (Math)

Paul Kuhlman, Avon (Science)

Tennessee

Phyllis Hillis, Oak Ridge (Math)

Gail Schulte, Smyrna (Science)

Texas

Dixie Ross, Pflugerville (Math)

Joy Killough, Austin (Science)

US Territories

Beatriz Camacho, Guam (Math)

Katherine Baker, Virgin Islands (Science)

Utah

Vivian Shell, Salt Lake City (Math)

James Larson, Salt Lake City (Science)

Vermont

Cathy Estes, Thetford (Math)

Elizabeth Mirra, Windsor (Science)

Virginia

Kimberly Riddle, Fredericksburg (Math)

Jacqueline Curley, Sterling (Science)

Washington

Nathan Shields, Vancouver (Math)

Robert Ettinger, Seattle (Science)

West Virginia

Neil Reger, Buckhannon (Math)

Angela McDaniel, Moatsville (Science)

Wisconsin

Michael Tamblyn, Whitewater (Math)

Kara Pezzi, Appleton (Science)

Wyoming

Jayne Wingate, Cheyenne (Math)

Chad Sharpe, Casper (Science)

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