Signature School graduate competes in prestigious science competition


NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT)- Newburgh teen Ankush Dhawan competed in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, the country’s oldest math and science competition for high school seniors.

Dhawan, a Signature School graduate, says that while he did not win the competition, he already won.

“The real win of being a Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist is getting into the community. We have all become really great friends even in a virtual environment. We have nightly Zooms together.”

Ankush Dhawan

Dhawan’s project was about arsenic levels in water and says he conducted his research at the University of Southern Indiana. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events for the competition have been held virtually.

The top 10 winners of the competition will receive thousands of dollars toward a college scholarship.

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(This story was originally published on July 29, 2020)


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