Welcome Saiff Mahmoud Farrag!

Saiff Farrag

City:  Maraval, Port of Spain
School:  Queen’s Royal College
College Plans:  New York University
Major:  Aeronautical Engineering
Professional Plans:  Aeronautical Engineer

Saiff will be representing Trinidad and Tobago this summer!  He has won First place at Queen’s Royal College in Technical Drawing and Engineering and is the Annual Award winner for Academic Achievement in Queen’s Royal College 2011-2016! Saiff is also the National Debate Champion representing Queen’s Royal College. He is involved in Soccer, Speech and Debate, Student Government and is active in Close Quarters Combat.

Congratulations, Saiff!

Welcome Vensan Creencia Cabardo!

Vensan Cabardo

City:  Las Cruces, NM
School:  Centennial High School
College Plans:  New Mexico State University
Major:  Computer Science & Mathematics
Professional Plans:  Software Developer

Vensan will be representing New Mexico this summer!  An AP Scholar, she is a member of the National Honor Society and will be graduating with honors as her class Salutatorian! Vensan won the Aspirations Award in Computing and Technology and is Academic Ambassador for Centennial High School. She is active with Science Olympiad and Computer Science Community Service Club.

Congratulations, Vensan!

Welcome Eric Yiyang Wang!

Eric Wang

City:  Johns Creek, GA
School:  Chattahoochee High School
College Plans:  Yale University
Major:  Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Professional Plans:  Research Scientist

Eric will be representing Georgia this summer!  Graduating with honors and a member of the National Honor Society, he is an AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Beta Club member, U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, High Honors recipient, Siemens Science Competition Semi-Finalist, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist andAll-State Band First Clarinet. Eric is involved in Band, Scouts Emory Youth Symphony and Orchestra and is National Junior Classical League Officer.

Congratulations, Eric!

Welcome Nathan Frederick Watervoort!

Nathan Watervoort

City:  Castle Rock, CO
School:  Rock Canyon High School
College Plans:  Purdue University
Major:  Biochemistry
Professional Plans:  Researcher

Nathan will be representing the great state of Colorado this summer!  As a member of the National Honor Society, he has received the STEM Honors Certificate. Nathan is an AP Scholar and will be Graduating with Honors.  He is actively involved in Science Olympiad, the Biotech Club, Denver Biolabs and is part of his school’s Speech and Debate Club.

Congratulations, Nathan!

Welcome Andrea Hsiung Dahl!

Andrea Dahl

City:  Overland Park, KS
School:  Olathe North High School
College Plans:  Harvard or Stanford
Major: Undecided
Professional Plans:  Scientist or Doctor

Andrea will be representing Kansas this summer!  Graduating with honors, she is also Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society, and AP Scholar. She is a National Merit Commended Student, three times Intel ISEF Finalist and a Google Science Fair Regional Finalist. Andrea is active in Student Government, Orchestra, ballet and is Founder of STEM Club and Youth Advisory Board for Science City Senior Chair.

Congratulations, Andrea!

Welcome Sayyada Kazim!

Sayyada Kazim

City:  Tampa, FL
School:  Tampa Bay Technical High School
College Plans:  University of South Florida
Major:  Biomedical Science
Professional Plans:  Doctor

Sayyada will represent the state of Florida this summer!  Valedictorian and Graduating with Honors, she is a member of the National Honor Society. Sayyada is Regional Officer of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Youth Organizational Committee of IMI Organization and IAR Foundation. She is involved in Student Government, Key Club, church and volunteering at Free Clinics and other non profit organizations.

Congratulations, Sayyada!

Welcome Joseph Scott Clark!

Joseph Clark

City:  Charleston, WV
School:  South Charleston High School
College Plans:  University of Kentucky
Major:  Computer Engineering
Professional Plans:  Programmer, Computer Engineer

Joseph will be representing our home state of West Virginia this summer! As Valedictorian, he will be graduating with honors and is a National Merit Finalist and Governor’s School participant in addition to being an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate. Joseph is involved in VexRobotics Club and competes in the Zero Robotics Competition.

Congratulations, Joseph!

Welcome Kenny Tran Hoang!

Kenny Hoang

City:  Cary, NC
School:  North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
College Plans:  University of Pennsylvania
Major:  Chemistry, Piano Performance
Professional Plans:  Doctor, Scientific Researcher, Entrepreneur

Kenny represents the state of North Carolina this summer! He is a National Merit Finalist, International Sustainable World Engineering, Energy, Environment Project (ISWEEEP) Olympiad Gold Metalist, Google Science Fair Finalist and and International Finalist with the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge.  He also placed 2nd in the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music. Kenny is involved in Swimming (Captain), Cross Country, Band, Science Bowl and NASA-HUNCH.

Congratulations, Kenny

Welcome Anup Prasant Aron Challa!

Anup Challa

City:  Cordova, TN
School:  White Station High School
College Plans:  Vanderbilt University
Major:  Immunoengineering and Bioinformatics, Urban Studies
Professional Plans:  Medicine, Research (M.D., Ph.D.)

Anup will be representing Tennessee this summer! Graduating with honors, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Governor’s School, and AP Scholar, Mu Alpha Theta, National Merit Finalist – International Gold Medalist and was invited to join the Royal Society! Anup will attend Vanderbilt University as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and a Chancellor’s Scholar.  He is active in his Student Government, Choir, Speech and Debate, Swimming, Tennis and is heavily involved in organizing community involvement on interracial/interfaith discussions.

Congratulations, Anup!

Welcome Yoni Xiong!

Yoni Xiong

City:  Carlsbad
School:  Carlsbad High School
College Plans:  Vanderbilt University
Major:  Electrical Engineering
Professional Plans:  Researcher

Yoni will be representing New Mexico this summer!  As Valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society, she is an AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, placed 1st in Mathematical Science in Southeast NM Regional and NM State Science Fair two years in a row! Yoni is an American Association of University Woman Honor and won 2nd place in NM State MESA USA 2017! Yoni is also active in the Orchestra, Student Government and Tennis!

Congratulations, Yoni!