Up for the Regeneron Challenge

Up for the Regeneron Challenge Photo
Ten talented science research students from Lynbrook High School recently submitted their original research to the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search, known to be the most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The 10 Lynbrook students hope to being among the top students in the nation who will be selected as one of the Top 300 Scholars. 

Approximately 1,800 students from throughout the country enter Regeneron STS each year in competition for more than $3.1 million in awards. This year’s Lynbrook High School seniors include Kai Beattie, Alyssa Burton, Juliana Condoleo, Kaylie Hausknecht, Brandon Pekale, Kyle Schneider, Pooja Shah, Jason Shao, Jason Sitt and Matthew J. Venezia. The students have worked diligently on their science research projects at Lynbrook High School under the guidance of science research teachers Peter Dennis, David Shanker and Charles Vessalico and at various colleges and universities such as Columbia University and Yale University. Semifinalists will be announced on Jan. 23, 2019. 

“Every November, for over seventy years, a small group of students all over the country submit reports about their original research to the Science Talent Search, making it one of the most prestigious pre-college research competitions, creating an atmosphere of excitement as well as the stress of meeting deadlines,” said science research teacher David Shanker. “This year, ten Lynbrook High School Research Program seniors exceeded their expectations, submitting papers that reflect months and, in many cases, several years of hard work. The district is so proud of these students’ accomplishments and have pride in being a part of this tradition of academic excellence.”