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Senior from Hinsdale Central Named Scholar by the Society for Science & the Public

Herbert Wang from Hinsdale Central was one of 300 high school seniors who were named scholars by the Society for Science & the Public in conjunction with the organization's annual science and math competition. The international competition drew nearly 2,000 applications from more than 650 schools. The scholars were chosen based on their "exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists." They and their schools will receive $2,000 each.

On Jan, 22, the Society for Science & the Public will select 40 finalists from the group of 300 who will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March to compete for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron, which is biotechnology company that invents medicines for people with serious diseases.

You can access additional information about the competition by visiting We congratulate Herbert on this impressive accomplishment, and wish him all the best in his bid to be named a finalist.