Westchester County Executive George Latimer extends his congratulations to 25 students in Westchester County who are among 300 scholars in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Latimer said: “This prestigious competition gives our nation’s students a chance to present original work and be celebrated for their discoveries and research. We know Westchester County has bright and talented young scientists, who have each generated some amazing projects. We look forward to seeing what these young students will offer as future leaders in their field.”

Research projects range in topics from tracking countries’ progress on Sustainable Development Goals to the impact of states’ individual COVID-19 responses, and improving the tools used to diagnose Alzheimer’s to analyzing the effects of virtual learning on education.  

On Jan. 20, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. The finalists will then compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a week-long competition taking place March 10-16.  

2022 Student Scholars



Derek Araki-Kurdyla

Byram Hills High School

Sydney Levy

Byram Hills High School

Emily Pizzorusso

Byram Hills High School

Edith Bachmann

Byram Hills High School

Riley Keating

Eastchester High School

Ava Tsapatsaris

Eastchester High School

Nishi Uppuluri

Edgemont High School

Keelan Vaswani

Harrison High School

Katherine Pflieger

Harrison High School

Mai Blaustein

Harrison High School

Oliver Walsh Fuchs

Hastings High School

Anika Puri

Horace Greeley High School

Brooke Dunefsky

Irvington High School

Jerry Orans

Mamaroneck High School

Mark Takken

North Salem High School

Nyasha Nyoni

Ossining High School

Aaron Song

Ossining High School

Natalie Calman

Ossining High School

Rose Cioffi

Ossining High School

Cameron Takmil

Ossining High School

Andrew Kelly

Pelham Memorial High School

Ann Liu

Pelham Memorial High School

Maggie Graseck

Rye High School

Armaan Ahmed

Scarsdale High School

Emily Dodd

Somers High School