While attending The Montfort Academy, Brianna Strauss was president of the yearbook and math clubs and received the President's Award during her 2022 graduation. There she wrote her Advanced Biology senior thesis titled "The Use of Over-the-Counter Medications and Potential Side Effects," with which she received this award. Brianna will be a pre-med student at New York University (NYU) and plans to major in neural science. She has taken many pre-college courses with several institutions, including Columbia, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Adelphi, and the National Academy of Future Physicians. Brianna has also been training in the art of ballet since age three and enjoys building 3D metal models. She is honored and grateful to be one of the top five winners of this award.
The NSHSS Research and Academic Paper Scholarship recognizes students for their excellence in written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper.