Top 300 Scholars


Two North Shore High School Seniors Named Top 300 Scholars in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search

The North Shore School District is very proud to announce that Keaton Danseglio and Kyra McCreery have been named top 300 scholars in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS). It is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. Nearly 2,000 students entered the competition this year. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.

Keaton’s science research is titled “Transgenerational Effects of Paternal Stress in Drosophila melanogaster” andfocuses on how a parental stress may affect the fitness of its offspring. Kyra’s science research is titled “Associations between the Slowdown in North Atlantic Tropical-Cyclone Translation Speed and Intensifying Storm Precipitation” and focuses on how hurricanes are slowing down, which results in increased precipitation in a given area.

In a congratulatory letter sent on January 8th, Allie Stifel, Director, Regeneron Science Talent Search stated, “Each scholar will receive $2,000, and your school, North Shore High School , will also receive $2,000 per scholar to use toward STEM-related activities. Your scholars could also be named as one of 40 Finalists, who each receive $25,000 and are invited to Washington, DC for the final competition in March. The top prize for the most promising emerging STEM leader in the United States is $250,000.”

On January 22, the Society and Regeneron will announce the top 40 finalists, who will travel to Washington, D.C. from March 5-10 to undergo a rigorous judging process, interact with leading scientists, display their research for the public and meet with national leaders. Each year, the Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are engaged in cutting-edge scientific research that addresses some of our most pressing global challenges

Congratulations to Keaton Danseglio and Kyra McCreery for this extraordinary accomplishment and best of luck going forward in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Additionally, many thanks to her science research teacher, Dr. Molly Mordechai, and the North Shore Science department led by Mr. Steven Menchel.