The National Center for Open Source and Education (NCOSE) today  
announced the winners of the 2010 NCOSE Awards.  This year's awards  
will be presented on April 9, 2010 at the NCOSE Vermont Open Source  
and Education Conference, FOSSVT.

The NCOSE FOSS and K-12 Education Awards are given as expressions of  
appreciation for the hard work and dedication of individuals and  
companies who contribute immense amounts of their time and expertise  
to advancing the use of Open Source solutions in K-12 schools. This  
year, the Center has chosen two women from opposite sides of the  
United States that are making an extraordinary contribution to Free  
and Open Source Software use in the field of K-12 education.

This year's awards were in two categories: Individual and Corporate.  
The award to an individual for work done in bringing Open Source to  
K-12 schools is being given to Caroline Meeks of Solution Grove Inc.  
for her work on the Sugar-on-a-Stick project.  The Corporate 2010  
NCOSE Award goes to Google for the Google Highly Open Participation  
project which introduced pre-college students to the many  
contributions they can make to Open Source software projects. Leslie  
Hawthorn, the project's creator and manager will be accepting the  
award for Google

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