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John Wheeler Wins Bausch & Lomb Science Award

John Wheeler and ICHS Principal Craig Shull

(May 30, 2017) ICHS junior John Wheeler of Valatie, New York, was named winner of the annual Bausch & Lomb Science Award.

The Science Award, a handsome bronze medal, is presented each year to winners at approximately 6,500 participating schools throughout the United States, Canada and several foreign nations. More than 400,000 medals have been awarded to outstanding science students since the program began in 1933.

The Bausch & Lomb Science Award is especially significant because it recognizes the junior student at our school who has attained the highest scholastic standing in science subjects.

As winner of the Award, John is eligible to apply to become a University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Scholar. This designation carries with it scholarship funds, the minimum amount being $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years).

Bausch & Lomb, worldwide leader in healthcare and optics, is one of America’s oldest and most successful companies, with a heritage of technical achievement and product excellence dating back to 1853. Manufacturing or marketing organizations have been established in 35 countries and products are distributed in more than 100 countries around the world. Bausch & Lomb employ over 12,000 people worldwide and are headquartered in Rochester, New York.

Congratulations, John!