A Hanford High School graduate who won a $75,000 scholarship for his work on micro-engines recently was named one of the world's 50 smartest teenagers by an education website.
BestSchools.org ranked Andrey Sushko 37th on its list of wunderkinder. Sushko graduated as a valedictorian from Hanford High School in June. The 18-year-old is one of three Washington teenagers on the list.
Sushko received his scholarship after taking second place in the Intel Science Talent Search. He designed a motor less than a quarter-inch in diameter that depends on changing the surface area of water to turn a rotor.
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