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Armonk Teen Wins $70,000 as a Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist


As 2019’s Science talent Search sponsored by Regeneron comes to a close, one Westchester student in particular is bringing home top marks.

From nearly 2,000 entrants, whittled down to 300 semifinalists and then a mere 40 finalists in January, the top ten projects were revealed at a special awards presentation and gala dinner on March 12. Of the four Westchester teen finalists, 17-year-old Brent Perlman of Armonk’s Byram Hills High School has made the final list.

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Landing seventh place for his research project Perlman had already earned $2,000 for himself and BHHS. He now will receive an additional prize totaling $70,000, plus the academic acclaim of such a prestigious final ranking.

Photo courtesy of Regeneron

Perlman’s project involved designing a process by which chloroplasts harvested from spinach could be introduced to human cells and produce oxygen via induced photosynthesis.

Suddenly we’re not feeling too great about our baking soda volcanoes.