Jonathan Soucy, a senior at Lewiston High School, Class of 2011, was recently awarded the Rensselaer Medal, the oldest prize of its kind in the United States. This award is given to students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.

To be honored with the Rensselaer Medal, a student must be a member of the junior class and the high school’s single most promising science and mathematics student. Each medalist who is accepted and subsequently enrolls at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will receive a scholarship of $60,000 payable in four yearly awards of $15,000 each.

Soucy is president of the Key Club for his junior and senior years, class treasurer for his four high school years, a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, a member of the Math Team, AVEC, the Prom Committee, Student of the Month, participated in the Student Leadership Committee, was selected in Lewiston Regional Technical Center’s School of Engineering which utilizes the Project Lead the Way curriculum and has been an altar server at Holy Cross Catholic Church since fourth grade.

He was awarded third place in Technical Drafting for Skills USA in 2009, second place in Technical Drafting for Skills USA 2010 and was eligible to receive the National Merit Scholarship. He also was a Top Ten finalist for Lewiston’s Shining Stars. He is currently employed at Hannaford Supermarket in Lewiston.

He is the son of Gary and Denise Soucy of Lewiston.

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