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BHS Student Named a Scholar in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Maia Raynor  Photo by Eugene Kowaluk/University of Rochester

Brighton High School senior Maia Raynor was named a top 300 scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. This is the most prestigious high school science and math competition in the country for seniors. It recognizes and empowers promising young scientists in the United States who are creating the ideas and solutions that will address our world’s most urgent challenges.

She is one of only two students in the region to earn this recognition. Almost 2,000 students entered the competition this year. Raynor will receive $2,000 and BHS will receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. 

She did her research at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics. According to the University of Rochester’s Newscenter, “Raynor used a copper-zinc alloy to remove elemental hydrogen from air. This novel approach offers several advantages over traditional techniques of extracting tritium from air streams and provides the tritium community with a simplified method of reducing emissions to the environment.”

It’s the second year in a row that Brighton High School has a student in the top 300. BHS graduate Lisa Yang was named a semifinalist last year.

Maia Raynor   Photo by Eugene Kowaluk/University of Rochester

Photos by Eugene Kowaluk/University of Rochester