Three high school students from Orange County were named finalists in the Society for Science’s list of the top 300 scholars in the 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search.
The program is billed as the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Along with the recognition, the scholars will each be awarded $2,000 and their respective schools will receive $2,000.
The three seniors from Orange County are Thaddaeus Kiker from Sunny Hills High School in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Tyler Benjamin Yang from Yorba Linda High in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and Akshata Tiwari from Aliso Niguel High in the Capistrano Unified School District.
“The enthusiasm and quality of projects from this year’s participants were just outstanding,” said Society for Science President and CEO Maya Ajmera. “Each year, I am tremendously impressed by the ingenuity that the students bring to the competition. Their hard work, creativity and perseverance should be applauded.”
The society selected the scholars from 1,949 applications submitted from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries. The students were chosen based on their research and leadership skills, community involvement and commitment to academics.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search recognizes and empowers the nation’s most promising young scientists who are generating innovative solutions to solve significant global challenges through rigorous research and discoveries.
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