Dilan Gangopadhyay of Peters, a sixth-grader at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, won first place in the physical science junior division of the Carnegie Science Center's Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair. His project, titled "Disinfecting Dangerous Drinking Water," also won a Carnegie Science Award and has been nominated for the Broadcom Masters, a national competition. The regional fair was held March 29 at Heinz Field. Dilan is the son of Sudip and Rina Gangopadhyay.
The Mt. Lebanon High School Model United Nations team won first place for best school and best delegation in American University's Model U.N. Conference in Washington, D.C. In addition, these students won first-place individual student honors: seniors Ryan Fan and Megan McAdoo, juniors Michael Oxenreiter and Mitchell Bognar and sophomore James Pfeifer. This year, the team took first-place honors at Model U.N. tournaments at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University and Duquesne University. The team is coached by Mt. Lebanon High School social studies teachers Peter DiNardo, George Savarese and Adam Lumish.