Senior Recognized in Regeneron Science Talent Search

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Lynbrook High School senior Sara Bahri was recently selected as one of only 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020. The competition by Society for Science & the Public, encourages high school seniors to present their original research and is known as the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for students. 

Sara is one of 36 Long Island high school students to be recognized and will be awarded $2,000 for herself and Lynbrook High School. This is the second consecutive year that Lynbrook High School had at least one student earn the Regeneron scholar title. 

This year, scholars were selected from 1,993 applications from 659 high schools and 49 states. To earn the prestigious honor, students had to demonstrate exceptional research skills, a commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as a scientist. Sara was chosen for her science research project entitled “Altered Bilayer Elasticity as a Novel Mechanism for Aminoglycoside Antibiotics’ Toxicity.”

She is now in the running to be named one of 40 finalists in the competition. If selected, Sara will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from March 5-11, where she will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron, with a top prize of $250,000. 

Congratulations, Sara!