Terwilliger Wins Rensselaer Medal

Terwilliger Wins Rensselaer Medal
Terwilliger Wins Rensselaer Medal 2

High school junior Kenneth Terwilliger was named the winner of this year’s Rensselaer Medal, which honors academic achievement and inspires students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology.

The Rensselaer Medal, first awarded 102 years ago, guarantees a scholarship of $15,000 per year for four years, if the recipient applies, is accepted and chooses to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

“This is a wonderful and exciting opportunity to have a scholarship to a top school,” said Terwilliger, a member of East Islip’s Boys Leaders Club as well as the varsity soccer and tennis teams He plans to study electrical engineering in college.

“I was thrilled to hear that Kenny was selected for this honor,” said his counselor, Jessica Pignataro. “He is an outstanding student, and he has consistently chosen to enroll in rigorous, AP and honors-level courses. I'm so proud of him, and I look forward to seeing what his senior year will bring.”