Bangor High grad a finalist for global science prize

A recent Bangor High School graduate has $1,000 more to apply to her college education after rising to the finalist ranks in a prestigious international competition focused on student endeavors into water-related research.

Leila Musavi, an Orono resident who graduated from Bangor High School in June, was one of the top five finalists for the 2011 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The competition is sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute.

In addition to being a finalist, Musavi was the first recipient of the Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water Scholarship for her project, “Development and Optimization of Gold-Nanoparticle Modified Carbon Electrode Biosensor for Detection of Listeria Monocytogenes.”

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is a recognition of projects that demonstrate a unique passion for education and awareness of sustainable water management. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded in honor of Bjorn von Euler, the retired communications director for ITT Corporation.

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