Noteworthies


Courtesy of Santa Clara County Office of Education
Covington School student Kai Etkin’s drawing “Goal!” won a countywide competition.

Local college students make OSU honor roll

Five local students made the winter-term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University.

• Adrien L. Costa, a junior from Los Altos who majors in psychology, earned a 4.0 GPA.

Los Altos 8-year-old sets record


Courtesy of Anjli Dudani
A tablet marks the time and date Ajay Sawant set the world record for reciting all of the elements of the periodic table in sequence of atomic number faster than anyone else (1 minute, 7 seconds).

A Loyola School third-grader may be in the next edition of “Guinness World Records” for a feat he accomplished last month.

Ajay Sawant, 8, became the youngest and fastest person in the world to recite all of the elements of the periodic table in sequence of atomic number, according to his parents. Ajay did so in 1 minute, 7 seconds, shattering the record of 2:18 set by Abdul Basit Siddiqi Ashiq Muhammad Sept. 7.

St. Francis student named finalist for 'Junior Nobel Prize'


Courtesy of the Karthik Family
Ananya Karthik was among 40 finalists out of nearly 2,000 applicants in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition for the “Junior Nobel Prize.” Karthik is scheduled to compete in Washington, D.C., this week.

A 2 percent finalist rate. Awards totaling $1.8 million. The opportunity to present original scientific research in front of a panel of leading scientists and members of the U.S. Congress.

These are all features of the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search, a competition in which St. Francis High School senior Ananya Karthik was recently named a finalist for what is known among scientists as the “Junior Nobel Prize.”

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