An Ossining High School student is a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars competition. Another senior is one of 12 national finalists for the 2019 Neuroscience Research Prize. Julia Piccirillo-Stosser is one of 1,896 semifinalists for a 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars award. As seen HERE last month, her twin sister, Sabrina Piccirillo-Stosser, is one of 12 national finalists for the 2019 Neuroscience Research Prize.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation selected 250 regional finalists at the end of January. In March, the group will announce 150 winners of $20,000 scholarships.
The American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society, which sponsor the Neuroscience Research Prize, will select four winners through two rounds of competition.
The twins are in OHS’ Science Research Program. Julia designed, produced and tested two transgenic wheat proteins that can be used to prevent the immune system activation associated with celiac disease.
Sabrina researched genes and potential drug treatments to mitigate the impact of aging on brain function. Her work has direct implications for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
They are the daughters of Angelo Piccirillo, one of the Science Research Program teachers.