UPDATE 12/4: TJ is Tops in the Nation, One Senior Wins $40,000 Scholarship

Updated 12/4
From today's Metro section:

Student Takes Third in Science Contest

A Fairfax County teenager placed third yesterday in a national high school science competition sponsored by the Siemens Foundation, winning a $40,000 college scholarship.

Jacob Steinhardt, 18, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was honored for mathematical research that could lead to the design of faster computer networks.

Steinhardt hopes to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The top prize and a $100,000 scholarship went to a Bethlehem, Pa., student whose research on bone growth in zebra fish has implications for the treatment of bone injuries and disorders in humans.

-- Michael Alison Chandler

Updated 12/3
Thomas Jefferson High School senior Jacob Steinhardt could earn a $100,000 scholarship for his research that could help build faster computer networks. Read about it here.

Originally posted 11/30
U.S. News and World Report has ranked Fairfax County's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology as the very best high school in the nation according to this article from today's Metro section. Two other schools, Langley and Oakton, cracked the magazine's top 100 as did three schools in neighboring Montgomery County.

By Focus on Fairfax |  December 3, 2007; 9:37 AM ET  | Category:  Schools
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