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Three Students Named Regeneron Scholars

Three students from the Great Neck South High School have been named 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. They are Karly Chan, Jeremy Kotlyar, and Isabel Wang.

South High's three Scholars are among 300 semifinalists nationwide, who were selected from an applicant pool of 1,805 students. Each scholar will each receive $2,000, with a matching amount for their schools. Their award-winning projects are:

  • Karly Chan, South High: “A User-Friendly and Non-Invasive Voice Progress Tracker”
  • Jeremy Kotlyar, South High: “Treatment of D. tigrina With Calcium Chloride as a Novel Method of Inhibiting an Epilepsy Pathology Associated With the Soxb1 Monogenic Driver Pathway”
  • Isabel Wang, South High: “Coping During Covid-19: How Locus of Control Influences Coping Response in an Uncontrollable Situation”

South High Science research teachers/advisors are Dr. Carol Hersh, Nicole Spinelli, and Dr. James Truglio.

The Regeneron competition is the former Westinghouse and then the Intel Science Talent Search. The Talent Search, begun in 1942, is the nation's oldest, and often considered its most prestigious, science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. It is owned and produced by Society for Science. On Jan. 20, 40 of the top 300 Scholars will be announced as Finalists and will advance in the national competition.