Howard High Valedictorian Presents Science Award to School |
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Teva Ilan, a Howard High School senior, recently presented Principal Matt Adams with a check for $1,000 from the Intel Science Talent Search. Teva was one of 300 students nationwide to be named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2014. As a semifinalist, Teva was personally awarded $1,000 in addition to the school award for recognition of its excellence in science education.
The Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States to compete for $1.25 million in awards. Semifinalists were selected from nearly 1,800 entrants hailing from 489 high schools throughout the country.
The accomplishment comes after Teva placed fourth at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix in May 2013. The results of his project, "Response of Soil Invertebrates to Electromagnetic Stimuli," were published in a scientific journal, the "International Journal for Parasitology" (Volume 43, Issue 10, September 2013).
Teva, who is Howard High School's 2014 valedictorian, and one other student from Georgia will be attending National Youth Science Camp June 27 through July 20. The 100 students attending the camp will enjoy a range of activities, including a tour of Washington, D.C.
At Howard High, Teva is a part of Student Council, BETA Club, the String Orchestra, National Honor Society and the Science Club. Teva also plays for the Macon Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is an Eagle Scout and president of his synagogue’s religious youth group. He was also named a 2014 National Merit Scholarship recipient and placed fourth at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix in May 2013. He plans to attend Princeton University and pursue a career in physics.