Paul D. Schreiber High School senior Harry Paul recently earned top honors at the International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, in Los Angeles.
For the competition’s Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering category, Harry won the Best of Category Award of $5,000 for his project “Growing Spine Implant and Test Method.” He was also one of several students who won the First Award of $3,000 for his project. In addition, he was one of several students who were recipients of the Innovation Exploration Award.
Harry earned two ISEF special awards, as well. He received a Fourth Award of $500 from the Charity Foundation – Open Hearts of Ukraine.
Harry also received the Chief of Naval Research Scholarship Award of $10,000 from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
His success at the competition stands as one of his finest achievements to date, especially after overcoming a significant obstacle early on in life. Harry was born with congenital scoliosis, a spinal condition caused by vertebrae that are not properly formed. After undergoing dozens of operations to address his condition, he now lives life to the fullest. He has used his past experiences as motivation to conduct his research, with the goal of helping children around the world who have the same condition.
The Port Washington School District congratulates Harry on his great success at ISEF.