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Although Eatonville, Wash., school board members were surprised by former Gov. Booth Gardner's bid for the superintendent's job there, they weren't star-struck. The board of the 2,000-student district voted 3-0 last week to offer the job to Mark Jacobson, the superintendent of the Brewster schools in the north-central part of the state.

Mr. Gardner, currently a U.S. trade delegate, was one of three finalists for the $75,000-a-year position in the Eatonville district, south of Tacoma. Mr. Jacobson, the superintendent of the 900-student Brewster schools for the past eight years, will begin his new job in July.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has created the Ernest L. Boyer Teachers' Scholarship Fund to encourage and support the development of future teachers.

Mr. Boyer, the longtime president of the foundation and one of the country's most prominent thinkers and writers on education, died in December at the age of 67. He served as the U.S. commissioner of education under President Carter before being named to head the organization in 1979.

The Princeton, N.J.-based foundation is seeking donations for the fund, which it will match up to $50,000. The foundation will accept donations until June 30. Checks should be made payable to the Ernest L. Boyer Teachers' Scholarship Fund, and may be sent to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 5 Ivy Lane, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

Victory at a recent science and engineering fair won for two U.S. high school students a trip to the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden, in December.

Naomi Sue Bates, an 18-year-old senior at Franklin (W.Va.) High School, and John Tassinari, a 17-year-old senior at Braintree (Mass.) High School, took top honors at the 47th International Science and Engineering Fair held in Tucson, Ariz., this month. The competition, coordinated by the Washington-based Science Service Inc., is open to students from grades 9-12. This year, more than 1,000 participants from 49 states and 45 countries competed.

Mr. Tassinari won first prize in engineering, while Ms. Bates won the top prize in the earth and space science category.

--Adrienne D. Coles
e-mail: acoles@epe.org

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