World Cultures at FHS in vivid display

Farragut High School Spanish Honor Society members, from left, Sam Hurst, Amaya Pride and Olivia Spradling brought attention to “The Pulsera Project” during FHS’s annual World Cultures Night Thursday, March 2. The Pulsera Project buys hand-woven pulseras (bracelets) from Central American artists and then partners with student groups to sell them throughout the United States.

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Among top 300 high school scholars nationwide is FHS senior Signh

Farragut High School senior Ridhima Singh’s scientific acumen officially was recognized earlier this year when she was selected one of the top 300 high school scholars nationwide from almost 2,000 entries in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023.

She was the only scholar from Knox County and one of only three state-wide to be selected.

“We celebrate this year’s scholars for their exceptional work and unmatched motivation to use the power of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to make a meaningful mark on the world,” said Christina Chan, senior vice president, Corporate Communications & Citizenship at Regeneron.

Singh’s project evaluated vegetative growth in urban areas versus rural areas due to climate change. She said the competition and project reflected her personal interest in math and science.

“I worked on this project last year, all during the summer, with Dr. Jiafu Mao of Oak Ridge National Lab, who served as my research mentor,” she said.

“We evaluated vegetative growth in 75 cities across the U.S. for the project with a goal to submit” for the Talent Search, which is described in a press release as “‘the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors,’” the FHS senior added.

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