Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia announces 8th grade student winner of Top Scientist award, for development of a soap which helps treat skin cancer. https://www.fcps.edu/news/americas-top-young-scientist-heman-bekele-was-born-ethiopia-educated-fcps
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“Persistence is a very important part of the scientific process.” - Heman Bekele (age 14)
Heman attended Frost Middle School and is now a freshman at W.T. Woodson High School.

Other news coverage of this amazing student's project:
1) https://youngscientistlab.com/annual-challenge/finalists-mentors-judges/finalists/heman-bekele
2) https://www.washingtonian.com/2023/10/11/a-ninth-grader-from-annandale-is-americas-top-young-scien

This year's finalists (including Heman Bekele), and prior years' finalists can been seen at the 3M Young Scientist YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@YoungSciChallenge