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Originally published Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:19 PM

$150K grant helps Mukilteo woman with education

A prestigious national fellowship is helping a Mukilteo woman finish her education and become a science teacher.

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MUKILTEO, Wash. —

A prestigious national fellowship is helping a Mukilteo woman finish her education and become a science teacher.

Allison Stafford, a 2007 graduate of Kamiak High School, is graduating from Stanford University this weekend with a degree in earth sciences. The 22-year-old will be returning to Stanford in a week to begin the university's intensive one-year teacher education program to earn a master's degree and a teaching certificate.

To help make that happen, the New Jersey-based Knowles Science Teaching Foundation recently awarded Stafford a $150,000 fellowship. Stafford is one of only 36 people nationwide to receive the grant, which encourages top students to pursue careers in science education.

Stafford says she would like to return to Snohomish County to teach high school physics.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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