Four students from Montgomery Blair High School have been named finalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.
The four finalists and their projects are:
- Sarah Gao, Developing Phage Endolysins as Novel Therapeutics for Multi-drug Resistant Bacterial Infections
- Andrew Komo, Cryptographically Secure Proxy Bidding in Ascending Clock Auctions
- David Wu, Nonuniform Distributions of Patterns of Sequences of Primes in Prime Moduli
- Alice Zhang, A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Minimizing Delays in Traffic Intersections
In addition to the four finalists, MCPS had another 11 semifinalists. They are:
Montgomery Blair High School
Winston Churchill High School
Poolesville High School
Walt Whitman High School
Ayzhan Juliet Murphy
Each of the Science Talent Search finalists will be awarded a $25,000 scholarship, with an opportunity to win awards up to $250,000. Their projects will be on display to the public on March 11 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The top winners will be announced at the National Building Museum on March 13.
High School Students Showcase Artwork at Johns Hopkins Campus
For the 12th year, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) hosted an art show that featured works from students at 17 MCPS high schools. The artwork is currently on display at JHU’s Montgomery County Campus through March 16. It is free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s show was Transitions. Of the 213 works submitted, jurors selected 51 to be showcased. Six students won prizes.
1st Place: Renewal, Karis Lee of the Visual Arts Center at Albert Einstein High School
2nd Place: Beneath the Brave, Amanda Fischer of Quince Orchard High School
3rd Place: Goodnight Fall, Sadie McBride of Quince Orchard High School
Sewn Up, Caleb Boyd of Springbrook High School
Brood X: Emergence, Madeline Hook of Northwood High School
White-Haired Girl, Karen Lee of Quince Orchard High School
Whetstone Students, Staff Hold Week of Community Service Activities
Whetstone Elementary School got into the spirit of helping others as they honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier this month by participating in a week of various service activities. Students helped the environment by saving energy (dubbed: Turn it Off Tuesday); collected canned food for Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, and created Valentine’s Day cards for wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.