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Katherine Lynch '24 Named a Top 300 Scholar in the National Regeneron Science Talent Search

Katherine Lynch ‘24 Becomes Second SHA Student Honored by Regeneron Science Talent Search
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Sacred Heart Academy proudly announces that senior Katherine Lynch has been named a semifinalist in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. This remarkable achievement for Long Island Catholic Schools was announced January 10, 2024.
Katherine, whose research project is entitled "Mindset over Matter: Can Self-Reported Implicit Theories of Intelligence Regulate the Desire for Academic Rigor, Academic Achievement, and Motivation?," is among 300 scholars nationally selected by the Society for Science to advance in the competition.  Ms. Lynch will receive a $2,000 award for her accomplishment; she has also earned a matching grant for Sacred Heart Academy’s Science Research Program. 
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"I am beyond honored and grateful to be named a 2024 Regeneron STS semifinalist. But it is not an altogether solo honor. This project, more than two years in the making, could not have been completed without the support of my classmates and teachers, especially Dr. Sullivan. The girls in Research inspire me to be a better student and a better person. Our bonds are a support and a lifeline. Dr. Sullivan has always encouraged me and advocated for my work. I would not be the student I am today without his unconditional support. The implications of my research have made a profound impact on my own mindset (quite literally) as a student and a researcher. I hope that this project can advance the conversation regarding support and equity throughout the American education system. If we can provide every student, regardless of identity or background, the opportunity to excel by focusing on the cultivation of positive intrinsic values and approaches, we will certainly set forth on an ever better path."   
- Katherine Lynch, SHA Class of 2024
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Last May, an earlier iteration of "Mindset over Matter" earned Katherine a trip to compete at the N.Y.S. Science Congress, the first Long Island private school student to do so in over a quarter century. She was also one of just two eleventh graders (and just a dozen secondary students overall) to present original research at the Association for Psychological Science Convention in Washington, DC.. What can't Katherine do? Congratulations to Katherine. Here's to the continued success of the Science Research Program.