A University High School senior has been named a semifinalist in the annual Intel Science Talent Search, America’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition. Sumit Mitra is among 300 seniors from 175 high schools across the country to advance in this year’s contest. He and the other semifinalists will each receive a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation, with an additional $1,000 going to their respective schools.
“What act of kindness would you do with $10?” That’s the question being posed to Woodbury Elementary students, who will each be given ten dollars next week to brighten someone else’s day. The students and staff at Woodbury recently embraced a program called Rachel’s Challenge, based on the writings of the late Rachel Scott, who had theorized that small acts of compassion could start a chain reaction of kindness. Indeed, paper links representing good deeds can be seen around the Woodbury campus.
In case you missed it, a University High student recently achieved perfection on the SAT. Hope Xu, a junior at Uni, accomplished what less than 0.02 percent of test-taking seniors did last year, posting a flawless 2400 on the college entrance exam. The Orange County Register has the story here.