OSSINING, N.Y. --Adriana Scanteianu, a senior at Ossining High School, has been selected as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
Scanteianu is one of 15,000 finalists competing for 7,400 scholarships worth $33 million. Scanteianu initially qualified because of a high score on her PSATs.
At Ossining, Scanteianu has been recognized for her achievements in the Ossining Science Research Program. She was one of three students in the program to be chosen as a semifinalist in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search. She conducted proteomics research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She studied large biological datasets and found a way to predict protein concentrations.
She was one of 15 student finalists nationwide for the 2017 Neuroscience Research Prize, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.
Scanteianu was also a first-place winner in the Westchester Rockland Subregional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in early February and qualified to present her research at the Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium next month.
The senior is also co-captain of the varsity swim team, president of the school's math club and plays the piano and clarinet.