Sonja Michaluk was recently named a top 300 scholar, and now as a finalist will travel to Washington, DC in March to participate in the Finals Week competition. Finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 10.
Sonja Michaluk joins the ranks of 13 Nobel prize winners, 21 MacArthur Foundation Fellows and many other distinguished alumni of the Science Talent Search. This honor identifies Sonja Michaluk as one of the nation’s most promising young scientists or mathematicians. CHS teacher, Karen Lucci said “Sonja is a gifted student who has a remarkable passion for the environment. Her research in ecology is truly exceptional and, more importantly, she continues to share what she has learned so that others can develop an appreciation of nature and how we all impact the natural world around us.”