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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

For more information about the award recipients: ( http://ncose.org/node/78 )

For more information about FOSSVT:  ( http://ncose.org/node/47 )