Northport High School Senior Kevin Clare was recognized as the Science Student of the Month by Science Department Chairperson Robert McGrath at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Clare has taken all four science core courses, research and AP classes, and is currently enrolled as second year IB student. He is also a member of the Midwinter Night's Dream ALS Fundraiser student committee and has participated in their research program since he was a freshman.
He spent his entire break last summer commuting to the Movement Disorder Division of Colombia University's Neurology and Nuerobiology lab. There he investigated the role of non-neuronal cells which may contribute to the ALS related neurodegeneration.
McGrath described Kevin as exhibiting leadership, positivity, confidence and determination. Kevin intends to major in biomedical engineering in college and eventually attend medical school.
Northport High School Student Andrew Hearn was also recognized on Monday as the Technology Student of the Month, exemplifying a great sense of determination and ingenuity, and an outstanding work ethic.
Hearn scored with distinction in all his tech program and is considering a major in mechanical or electrical engineering in college. He is currently building a geodetic dome style canoe for his final project in advanced technological studies and is President of the Technology Honor Society.