Lafayette High School senior David Wang achieved finalist standing in the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair program. The fair will be held April 30 at Queeny Park in Ballwin.
Through research, Wang found a project oriented specifically toward cancer also could have benefits in other areas of research.
While Wang said he has not decided where he would like to attend college, he told Rockwood School District representatives he plans to pursue a degree in pre-med with a non-science major, such as finance or English.
Lafayette High teacher Shannon Campbell said Wang is an outstanding student. “David is one of the brightest students that I have ever taught,” said Campbell in a district announcement. “He has excellent problem-solving skills, and is very thorough and methodical in lab.”
In recognition of his Science Fair achievement, he received a $1,000 scholarship.
For more than 60 years, the Science Fair has been a science catalyst for students in kindergarten through high school. High school students with honors-level projects further compete for scholarship awards, and represent the St. Louis area at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.