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Paly senior earns fourth in national Intel contest

Lynnelle Ye wins $50,000 in 'talent search' for her project on game strategies

Palo Alto High School senior Lynnelle Ye has placed fourth in the Intel Science Talent Search, one of America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competitions.

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Posted by Emily
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

Congratulations Lynnelle. We are so proud of you.


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Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Emily, is Lynnelle a Midtown Resident? In any case, whatever part of town she lives in, great news and congratulations to this fine young woman.


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Posted by Rick
a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

It would be a good thing if our School Board would get behind more science competitions. Only a handfull of Paly or Gunn students are at the county science fair. There are a lot of Lynbrook and Monta Vista and Harker students. Where is Palo Alto?

I am very happy for Lynnell Ye and the teacher(s) who supported her. I just wish we had much more support for our students who are interested in science. I have heard that it is very hard to get teacher support for science competitions. It seems to be up to each highly motivated student (parent?) to get support.

I think we should encourage and help those teachers and students who want to step up to the challenge. Perhaps Paly and Gunn can have an internal science fair, with the winners going on to further competitions. Maybe there can be a boosters fund to support science activities, like there is for athletics. Could the local media get more interested in our science students?

Science is usually seen as a nerdy thing on campus. It is not disrespected, per se, but it is also not honored, like athletics and various band groups. Isn't it time for a paradigm shift?


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Posted by Sarah
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Congratulations Lynnelle!

And thank you to the Weekly for reporting this story.


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