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Ariella Blackman Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

 Harrison High School senior Ariella Blackman was named a Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist, one of only 40 seniors in the country. She moves on to compete in the Finals Week competition in Washington DC in March. This is the first time a Harrison High School student has been awarded the honor of making it to the finalist round. 

High school science teacher and Science Research Program Coordinator shared, “I'm so excited that all of Ariella's dedication and hard work is being rewarded. As an aspiring astronaut, her project could potentially help humans inhabit Mars. She has an incredible passion for learning and for innovation. She leads by example and helps to inspire our next generation of young scientists in our program.”

Ariella also placed among the top 300 of the Regeneron Science Talent Search earlier this year. Last year she was awarded 2nd place in the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair, where she also was awarded the Air Force Research Laboratory Award. 

As a Regeneron finalist, Ariella joins the ranks of 13 Nobel prize winners, 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellows and many other distinguished alumni of the Science Talent Search.