People In the News 06-09-13

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The American Chemical Society announces, Kevin Gao has qualified to compete for one of four spots on the United States team bound for the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad, to be this year in Moscow, July 15-24.
Gao is a senior at Los Alamos High School. He will spend two weeks at an intensive chemistry study camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado and at the conclusion the top four students will be named as members of the team.

Ian Forsyth, of Los Alamos, has been granted the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship to attend Eastern New Mexico University.
Forsyth is a freshman who graduated from Los Alamos High School.
The Presidential Scholarship covers tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and a $500 cash award per semester for a total of approximately $7,600 per year. The scholarship is only awarded to 10 students per year.

Tessa Snyder from Los Alamos High School has been selected to Rosemont Leadership Institute’s inaugural class.
Nearly 270 highly qualified high school juniors from across New Mexico applied to be a RLI Scholar, which includes a $25,000 scholarship to attend either University of New Mexico of New Mexico State University.

Lisa Anne Hendricks and Eric Dai, from Los Alamos, graduated from Rice University on May 11.
Hendricks graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in engineering. Dai earned a bachelor of science in chemistry.