The monthly Blazer newsletter recognized five Magnet seniors and graduates as recipients of the Davidson Fellows, the Computer Science Olympiad, the Siemens Westinghouse Competition Semifinalists, and an essay contest sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Consumer Protection.
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development awarded Magnet alumni Jennifer Alyono a scholarship in the category of science and technology. The $10,000 scholarship was awarded to Alyono for her magnet senior research project: the development of an electrochemical biosensor. Other Davidson Fellows categories include mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, and "outside the box."
Magnet alumni Jacob Burnim attended the 2002 Computer Science Olympiad as one of four students representing the United States this summer. Burnim finished twenty-fourth in the world with a silver medal.
Senior Christina Feng and Senior Alexander Sverdlov were two of the 288 semifinalists named by the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science, and Technology this year. Feng is researching at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and Sverdlov is researching at the National Center for Biomechanical Information at the National Institute for Health.
According to the Blazer, the Montgomery County Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Consumer Protection sponsored an essay contest that awarded Senior Evan Karlik a $500 savings bond. The essay was Karlik's proposed curriculum for a possible school course on consumer protection. Karlik's winning curriculum suggestions included the history and key laws of consumer protection, as well as how consumers can contact companies if they are not satisfied.
Laura Blythe-Goodman. Laura is a senior this year. In her spare time, she learns how to play the guitar and talks to Emma. More »