Graphic reads Kentucky PAEMST Award Finalists and shows photos of the four winners(FRANKFORT, KY) – Four Kentucky educators have been named finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award.

Each year, a national committee of prominent mathematicians, scientists, education researchers, district-level personnel and classroom teachers recommends up to 108 teachers to receive PAEMST awards. The award is given to up to two teachers in either mathematics or science from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories, along with schools operated by the Department of Defense in the United States and overseas.

For the 2023 state finalists in mathematics, the committee chose Marcus Blakeney of Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County) and Benjamin Molberger of Atherton High School (Jefferson County).

The 2023 state finalists in science are Matthew Bryant of South Warren High School (Warren County) and Brian Welch of Madisonville North Hopkins High School (Hopkins County).

The awards program is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.