CSP eighth grader Jack Andraka was recently announced to be one of the top ten National Finalists in the Young Scientist Challenge competition, sponsored by Discovery Education and 3M.
Last year Jack was announced to be the Top Young Scientist of Maryland and he became one of top ten young scientists in the Nation in this year’s competition. Jack is aiming for “America’s Top Young Scientist” title along with the $25, 000 monetary awards which will be finalized during the final round of competition in October, 2011.
“I was so excited and honored to become one of America’s top 10 young scientists. I tried in 6th grade but didn’t get very far. In 7th grade I learned more about the scientific method and became Maryland’s top young scientist. I really worked hard and put a lot of effort into this year’s project and was ecstatic to earn this award! The best part is getting to work with a mentor who is on the cutting edge of scientific innovations and who is as passionate about science as I am.” said Jack who also was announced to be one of the top ten finalist of I-SWEEEP 2011, the largest international science fair on environmental science in the World.
“Jack has always strived for the best and even passed Algebra I as of 6th grade at CSP. He is expected to graduate from CSP middle school with five high school credits this year and I wouldn’t be surprised if I were to hear that he will be nominated for Nobel Prize.” added Mr. Lancaster CSP Governing Board President.