Jay Gregorio, a teacher at our Prince George’s County Campus, was honored recently by Voya Financial, Inc. and received a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2017 Voya Unsung Heroes Competition. These grants were awarded to K-12 educators nationally to honor their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects and ability to positively influence their students. Selected from more than 1,200 applicants, Mr. Gregorio was one of only 100 winners across the country. He was selected for his innovative teaching idea “Eureka for the IDEA!,” a STEM-based project designed to provide opportunities for the special education population. The project engages students in hands-on activities that encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity and recognizes students’ interests in experimenting, drawing, designing and building. Congratulations to Mr. Gregorio.