WASHINGTON, Oct 18, 2017 – The Siemens Foundation announced the 2017 class of regional finalists
for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. These regional finalists were picked from an exceptional group of 491 semifinalists
announced yesterday who were chosen from the pool of more than 1860 projects submitted this year.
The 101 regional finalists will now advance to the next round of the competition – the Regional Finals. All regional finalists receive at least $1,000 in scholarship money while the 1st place individuals and teams from these regional competitions win $3,000 and $6,000, respectively.
HCHS's Science Research students submitted amazing projects and we are so proud of the astonishing performances which represents our best performance yet. We have 6 semifinalists, 3 of whom are Regional Finalists (these are the top 30 individual or top 30 team projects in the country). The regional finalists will compete next month for their chance to be a national finalist (top 6 individual or top 6 team projects in the country). Please wish these students congratulations if you see them:
Benjy F., Plant Sciences (REGIONAL FINALIST & SEMIFINALIST)
Brian H., Astrophysics/Math (REGIONAL FINALIST & SEMIFINALIST)
Stanley W., Astrophysics (REGIONAL FINALIST & SEMIFINALIST)
Sabrina R., Material Science (SEMIFINALIST)
Abishrant P., Material Science (SEMIFINALIST)
Brendon C., Chemistry (SEMIFINALIST)
Congratulations to all the students and to Ms. Reiss and Mr. Frankel and the HCHS Science Department for all their work and support!