Kelly DiResto Named Rensselaer Award Winner

Long Beach High School junior Kelly DiResto has received the Rensselaer award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

This honor is presented to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. If Kelly applies to RPI, is accepted and enrolls, she will receive a medal and a minimum of $25,000 in annual scholarship funds.

Kelly is accomplished in both academics and athletics and participates in a number of programs at the high school. She has excelled in science research and won first place at the New York State Science and Engineering Fair’s Plant Sciences category last year for her collaborative project on Andromeda. An International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidate, she will focus her extended essay on the same topic. Kelly takes IB Physics and IB Math, is a National Honor Society member and recently achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

In addition to her rigorous studies and successes in the classroom, Kelly has played varsity soccer since eighth grade and this year attained All County and Division A3 Player of the Year titles. She has been a member of the varsity track team since her sophomore year and received All Division distinction in hurdle events. She is captain of both teams and is also involved in Athletes Helping Athletes.