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Hen Hud Senior Named A Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

Jonathan Chung has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.
Jonathan Chung has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Photo Credit: Contributed

MONTROSE, N.Y. -- Hendrick Hudson High School senior Jonathan Chung has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.

Jonathan will receive at least $25,000 by the Regeneron Science Talent Search for being named a finalist and previously received $2,000 for being named a scholar, along with senior Melanie Porras.

In addition, Hendrick Hudson High School has also received $2,000 for each Science Talent Search scholar at its school.

Jonathan now goes on to Washington, D. C. in March to be judged for a chance at the $250,000 top prize. He will also have the opportunity to meet with national leaders and share his project, "Interaction of Circulating Gut Microbiota-generated Metabolites with the Function and Expression of SLC6A3, the Dopamine Transporter," with the public at the National Geographic Society.

“Jonathan has been an exemplary student throughout his four years at Hendrick Hudson High School, and I was not surprised when I learned he had been named a finalist,” said Principal James Mackin Jr. “Jonathan commits himself completely regardless of the task and that is why he is being recognized as one of the top 40 young scientific minds in the United States. No matter the result we are very proud of his accomplishments and very happy that he is a Hendrick Hudson Sailor.”

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