(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1521]
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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the Technology 
Access Foundation (TAF) Academy, located in Kent, Washington and part 
of the Federal Way Public Schools, for winning the Schools of 
Distinction award for being the top middle school in mathematics 
  Each year, the Intel Corporation honors elementary, middle and high 
schools from across the country for excellence in math and science 
education. Award winners in the math and science categories for each 
level receive $10,000 to support efforts to remain at the cutting edge 
of preparing students for careers in the 21st century.
  The TAF Academy opened in 2008 as a unique partnership between the 
Federal Way Public Schools and the Technology Access Foundation. It is 
a public middle and high school that receives additional support from 
the Technology Access Foundation to give students topnotch education in 
science, technology, engineering, and math. Students take rigorous 
classes that prepare them for college and eventually careers in the 
ever-changing and increasingly competitive global job market.
  Mr. Speaker, it is with great honor that I recognize the hard work of 
students, teachers, parents, and administrators of the Technology 
Access Foundation Academy. The academy's focus on science, technology, 
engineering and math will be greatly beneficial to its students and to 
our country.