Grace Phillips – a Mamaroneck High School student named as a finalist in Intel’s 2011 Science Talent Search

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Due to steering laws I generally don’t dwell on Westchester NY schools or school systems.  However, as a former scientist I wanted to give a shout out to  the fact that Grace Phillips of Mamaroneck High School was named a finalist in the highly competitive Intel 2011 Science Talent Search.   She will join the other 39 finalists from across the nation in Washington DC in March where she will present her work in “HCAA conjugates in the context of the domestication history S. melongena.”   We wish her the best of luck both now and in her future endeavors.

Also of interest is the fact that 19 of the 300 semi finalists (or roughly 6%) were from Westchester NY schools.  Of the 19 students 18 were from area public schools.  The semi-finalists all came from the following public schools.   Edgemont High School – (Scarsdale P.O.)   Scarsdale High School,  White Plains High School, Byram Hills High School (Armonk NY), Horace Greeley High School (Chappaqua NY), Yorktown High School, Croton-Harmon High School (Croton-on-Hudson) Mamaroneck High School (Mamaroneck NY & Larchmont NY) and first prize for the most semifinalist goes to Ossining High School with eight of the 19 semi-finalists attending that school.

Here is the list of semifinalists – Congratulations to you all!

Jessica Brill – Ossining High School
Alexander Cana – Ossining High School
Michael Cerabona – Yorktown High School
Evin Feldman – White Plains High School
Anirudh Gorti – Mamaroneck High School
Sarah Hardtke  Ossining High School
Apryl Jimenez – Ossining High School
Ruth Kagan – Scarsdale High School
Hannah Kamen – Ossining High School
Charlotte Kleiman – Ossining High School
Madelyn Klugman – Byram Hills High School (Armonk)
Christina Lewis – Croton-Harmon High School (Croton-on-Hudson)
Quanquan Liu – Edgemont High School (Scarsdale P.O.)
Madeline Nocero – Ossining High School
Merry Sun – Horace Greeley High School (Chappaqua)
Pavithra Vijayakumar – Riverdale Country School (Yonkers)
Lawrence Wu – Edgemont High School (Scarsdale P.O.)
Hayley  Zullow – Ossining High School

And once again – Congratulations to Grace Phillips of Mamaroneck High School for becoming one of 40 finalists.

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