WCS's New York Aquarium Awards Rachel Carson High School Student with the George D. Ruggieri Scholarship

George D. Ruggieri Scholarship Photo
Pictured left to right: Chanda Bennett, Education Director of the New York Aquarium; Wei Rong Chen, Jia’s brother; Ming Qian Chen, Jia’s father; and Ed Wilensky, principal of the Rachel Carson High School.
Barbara Russo © WCS

Attached Photo: Pictured left to right: Chanda Bennett, Education Director of the New York Aquarium; Wei Rong Chen, Jia’s brother; Ming Qian Chen, Jia’s father; and Ed Wilensky, principal of the Rachel Carson High School.

 
Brooklyn, New York – Aug. 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium presented Jia Yun Chen, the winner of the annual George D. Ruggieri Scholarship, with a check for $5,000 to help pay for college expenses..  


Ms. Chen, a student at the Rachel Carson High School, was chosen because of her many outstanding achievements. Her cumulative average at the Rachel Carson High School was 93.72% and was one of the top ten students in her school. Ms. Chen has received many honors and awards including the English as a Second Language, Chemistry and Math B, and the 2010 MATE International ROV Competition awards. She also has been volunteering at the Light & Love Home in the local community.
 

PHOTO CREDIT:  Barbara Russo © WCS

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Barbara Russo: 718-265-4328; cell: 917-494-5493;brusso@wcs.org
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