Town of Hempstead Honors Regeneron Science Talent Scholars

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino honored students from throughout the township at a reception held at Hempstead Town Hall. The students include scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search contest.

“We have such an extraordinary amount of talent in the Town of Hempstead and these students represent the best and brightest that our town has to offer,” said Santino. “Not only is their high level of work extraordinary, but the dedication to their elite projects is commendable.”

The Town of Hempstead is very proud to honor the following students for making it to the semifinals: Claire Kelly, Jennifer Rakhimov and Michael Sternbach of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore; Rachel Jozwik of Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore; Matthew Perkins of Hewlett High School: Nathan Gershengorin of Oceanside High School and Alby Joseph of W.T. Clarke Sr. High School.

“The Town of Hempstead is very proud of these exceptional students,” said Santino.  “I would like to congratulate the students, their families, and schools for their outstanding achievements. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

For almost two decades the competition known formerly as the Intel Science Talent Search Contest recognized the nation’s most talented high school scholars.  This science talent search competition for high school students has been renamed the Regeneron Science Talent Search Contest.

This year, 58 seniors from Long Island schools were among 300 students nationwide who were named scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search.  In New York State, 98 students were named scholars and 7 of those scholar students reside in the Town of Hempstead. Each scholar receives a $2,000 award and $2,000 for his or her school.