Conyer Nominated For Congress Of Future Science And Technology Leaders
Jamestown High School junior Jaidyn Conyer has been nominated to receive a prestigious award with the National Academy of Future Scientists in Boston. Conyer will be a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, which will meet in Lowell, Mass., June 29 to July 1.
Conyer, who will receive his award at the Congress gathering, is a member of the high school’s marching band — playing in the drum line — and runs on the school’s track team.
The Congress is a honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists to stay true to their dream.
Dr. John Mather, a winner of the Nobel Prize in physics and science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, nominated Conyer to represent New York based on academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director for National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Jaidyn Conyer are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”
Conyer is the son of Isaiah and Kristin Conyer of Jamestown and grandson of Linda Hodnett-Conyer and Marie Derby, both of Jamestown.