Two Kennedy students selected as Regeneron Scholars

Finalists in prestigious pre-college competition to be announced Jan. 23


Two John F. Kennedy High School students have been selected as Regeneron Science Scholars.

Matthew Klein and Cameron Levy were among 300 students recognized nationwide by the county’s most prestigious pre-college science competition.

Klein completed his project, “Galaxy Cluster Assembly and Ignition of Active Galactic Nuclei” at SUNY Farmingdale. Levy completed his project, “An Analysis of the Interactions Among the Histone Deacetylase Sir2, TOR Signaling and the Heat Shock Response Instigator Heat Shock Factor 1,” at Long Island University, CW Post.

“Quite frankly, we are proud of all of the Advanced Science Research students for their dedication, creativity and commitment to their research,” said David Seinfeld, acting principal at Kennedy. “Congratulations are also extended to Matt and Cameron's ASR teacher Barbi Frank, and to all the Kennedy ASR teachers — Barbara Franklin, Orquidea Afonso and Helmut Schleith. Thanks to Rob Soel for his leadership in the science department and to our librarian, Mark Melillo, for his research guidance.“

Alumni of the Regeneron Science Talent Search hold more than 100 of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. Annually, students entering the competition compete for more than $3.1 million in awards.

Each scholar receives a $2,000 reward, with an addiaiontl $2,000 going to his or her respective school. The 40 finalists chosen to compete in Washington, D.C., in March will be announced on Jan. 23.