Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1948

  • Top Boy: Andrew Kende
  • Top Girl: Barbara Searle (Wolff)
  • 2nd Place Boy: Kurt Kohn
  • 2nd Place Girl: Laura Roth (Maurer)

Remaining Top Twelve in alphabetical order:

  • Igor Alexeff
  • Gene Baraff
  • Gerald Howett
  • Alan Johnston
  • Alan LeSchack
  • Gerhard Rayna
  • R. Daniel Rigal
  • David Yphantis

Gala Speaker: W.W. Waymack

1948 Science Talent Search finalists with First Lady Bess Truman at the White House

1948 Semifinalist Book

1948 Alumni Updates

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1948 Finalists

Igor Alexeff Pittsburgh PA
Gene Baraff Jamaica NY
Richard Berry Denver CO
Ronald Breslow Rahway NJ
George Camamis New Brunswick NJ
Elmon Coe Phoenix AZ
Ursel Curtis Kew Gardens NY
Charlotte Decker Chicago IL
William Dibble Glendale CA
David Geller Oak Park IL
Gerald Howett Brooklyn NY
John Jamieson, Jr Floral Park NJ
Alan Johnston Van Nuys CA
Andrew Kende Evanston IL
George Koehler Madison WI
Kurt Kohn New York NY
Alan LeSchack Brooklyn NY
Michael Lubin Staten Island NY
Paul Martin Long Island City NY
Robert Mazo Flushing NY
Jerry Miller Canton OH
Marjorie Moldenhauer Brodhead WI
Roy Peacock Springfield OR
Edward Poindexter Lansing MI
Gerhard Rayna New York NY
James Richardson Sioux Falls SD
R Rigal Liberty Center OH
Eugene Rodemich St Louis MO
Laura Roth Rockville Centre NY
Nancy Rowe Canton OH
Patricia Ruttenberg Los Angeles CA
Millicent Sawyer West Terre Haute IN
Lawrence Schaad Logan OH
Walter Scheider New York NY
Barbara Searle Flushing NY
Paul Shlicta Brooklyn NY
Herbert Teager Brooklyn NY
Charles Wilcox Cos Cob CT
David Yphantis Boston MA
Stanley Zisk Dorchester MA