Issued by: Council Member Erin King Sweeney
Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney honored several high school science scholars from throughout the township at a reception held at Hempstead Town Hall. The students were scholarship winners in the Regeneron Science Talent Search contest.
“We are very proud of these students for their extraordinary work and dedication to their elite science projects,” said Councilwoman King Sweeney. “They certainly represent the best and brightest, and we look forward to their future scientific endeavors in making our world a better place.”
The Town of Hempstead was honored to recognize the following students for making it to the semifinals: Matthew Klein and Cameron Levy of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore; and Justin Ng and Winnie Wu of Hewlett High School.
King Sweeney added, “I’d like to congratulate the students, their families and schools for such outstanding achievements, and it was truly an honor to recognize them at Hempstead Town Hall.
For almost two decades the competition known formerly as the Intel Science Talent Search Contest recognized the nation’s most talented high school science scholars. This science talent search competition for high school students has been renamed the Regeneron Science Talent Search Contest.
“I wish the students the best of luck in their future endeavors,” concluded King Sweeney. “Their future is certainly bright!”
This year, 46 seniors from Long Island schools were among 300 students nationwide who were named scholars in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search and 7 of those scholar students reside in the Town of Hempstead. Each scholar received a $2,000 award, as well as a $2,000 endowment to his or her school.
Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney (center) presents Certificates of Recognition to Regeneron Scholar Students, Mathew Klein (third left) and Cameron Levy (third right) from John F. Kennedy High School during a reception held at Hempstead Town Hall. Also pictured are, left to right: Michael Harrington, Assistant Superintendent, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District; Barbi Frank, Science Research teacher, John F. Kennedy High School; Robert Soel, District Science Chair; and David Seinfeld, Interim Principal.