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School: Pittsford Mendon High School
Niels is an inquisitive, creative, and self-motivated high-honors student and athlete. For years he has been a student in his school’s double-accelerated math program. As part of a recent geometry project, Niels reviewed more than 100 proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem in an attempt to prove the theorem by looking at it through a different lens. His teacher said he “marvels” at Niels’ creativity and ingenuity.
What the judges had to say:
“Niels brings unique and dynamic perspectives to his classroom and learning environments. He has a hunger for knowledge and I, for one, am excited to see what he will accomplish as he continues to feed his scholarly knowledge and innate curiosity.”