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Mira Loma Students Compete Among Nation’s Elite Science Stars

Leave a word of congratulations for these two Matadors.

Two students were among a select few competing for spots on elite U.S. science teams last month, officials announced.

, who just completed his junior year, was one of 20 students selected to participate in the USA Biology Olympiad National Finals at Purdue University, the top four of which go on to represent the nation in the International Biology Olympiad in Singapore next month, according to an SJUSD release.

Yash Farooqui, a rising junior, also was one of 20 students vying for a spot on the U.S. Physics Team, which will compete in the International Physics Olympiad in Estonia.

Trehan was one of four students (ranked ninth through 12th in finals) to win a bronze medal at the Biology competition. Farooqui did not make the top five in his physics competition but is motivated about next year, said his teacher, James Hill, according to the SJUSD release.

It has been a particularly eventful year for Trehan, who was selected to present at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual convention in Chicago in April. A high school student among some of the nation’s elite academics and researchers, Trehan presented findings that could have applications for diagnosing bladder cancer.

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