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South honor student attends Congress of Future Science & Technology Leaders

Kayleigh Entringer, a junior at Sheboygan South, attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, from June 29 – July 1. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream, and after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Entringer was nominated by John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Wisconsin based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and passion for science and technology. During the three-day Congress, Entringer joined students from across the county and heard Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients talk about leading scientific research. They were given advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities, inspired by fellow teen science prodigies, and learned about cutting edge advances and the future of science and technology.

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Scientist and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Kayleigh Entringer are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

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