Thursday, November 12, 2009

Siemens Semifinalist Named at Fayette County High

The Siemens Foundation has recognized a student at Fayette County High as being one of the brightest high school minds in the nation.

Sonika Reddy has been named a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Her science project was among the 1,348 that were received for the 2009 competition and she was one of 318 students throughout the nation who were selected as semifinalists. Additionally, she is one of eight semifinalists from Georgia.

Sonika’s name recently appeared in a full-page, congratulatory advertisement in the October 29 edition of “USA Today.” Fayette County High has also received a banner to promote that they have a 2009-10 Siemens Competition Finalist at the school.

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology is the nation’s leading original research competition for high school students, awarding scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in individual and team categories. The competition is administered annually by the College Board and is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, the national leader in supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education with contributions surpassing $7 million each year.

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