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Byram Hills Announces Finalist for Regeneron Science Talent Search

Byram Hills is proud to announce that Jared Ilan has been named one of 40 finalists in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search for 2021 - the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. 
He was selected from 1,760 highly qualified entrants based on his projects’ scientific rigor and his potential to become a world-changing scientist and leader. 
Jared has been awarded $25,000 and will participate in a week-long virtual event in March to compete for up to $250,000 in college scholarships. The winners will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony on March 17, 2021.

His project involved the development of cultured meat produced from growing animal cells without slaughtering livestock. Ultimately, his results point to the development of sustainable food production. 

This achievement is remarkable any time, but especially in a year as challenging as this one.