Area high school students honored by Fairfield University's School of Engineering and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Image: Engineering students - Sikorsky groupHigh school juniors from Fairfield and New Haven counties were honored for excelling in math and science studies by Fairfield University's School of Engineering and Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

The 16th annual 'Excellence in Mathematics and Science Awards' were recently presented on the Fairfield campus, and recognized students from public, private and Catholic schools at a time when fewer young people are showing interest in those disciplines.

Jack W. Beal, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering, said in honoring the students, the University hopes to in turn inspire them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. "Today, we're here to celebrate you and your achievements," he told the 34 award winners, their parents, and Fairfield faculty members.

Image: Engineering students - Sikorsky groupDr. Beal and Susan Hitchcock, Sikorsky's manager of community relations, presented the students with medals and certificates for their academic accomplishments. Acknowledging the "bright minds" before her, Hitchcock observed, "Some of you will make significant discoveries... We need students like you. Keep following your dreams."

Images: top) The students honored at the 16th annual 'Excellence in Mathematics and Science Awards' included (L-R): Javell Watson, Central Magnet High School; Alex Yokokawa, of Fairfield Ludlowe High School; Hanhee Song, of Fairfield Warde High School; Daniel Hong, of Stratford High School; Alexander Ford, Bunnell High School; Vishaka Negi, of Trumbull High School; Chase Foster-Spence, of Kolbe Cathedral High School; Ana Pontes, of Bassick High School, and Kevin Pineda, Platt Technical High School; bottom) (L-R) and Mark Salvioli, of Notre Dame High School; Bryan Crampton, of Wilton High School; Caroline Corbally, of Staples High School; and Asra Ali, of Weston High School.

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Posted on June 15, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 317

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