Congratulations to Jonathan Antor, an eleventh grade Montverde Academy student, who was recently selected as a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science & Technology Leaders event being held in Lowell, Massachusetts, from June 29 – July 1, 2016.
Jonathan, a native of the Bahamas, was nominated by Mr. Buzz Aldrin, a former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon with the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, and who is currently the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. All student nominations were based on “…academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.”
According to the CFSTL, the program is tailored towards high school students “…who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in the United States who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.”
Before attending Montverde Academy, Jonathan, now fifteen, was a Bahamian student who served as the Head Boy of his 6th grade class at Temple Christian Elementary School. Following that, he attended Queen’s College from grades 7 through 9. According to an article published in BahamasWeekly.com, “During the three-day Congress themed Greatness Awaits, Jonathan will be mentored by some of the greatest living minds in science and technology. He will hear presentations from Nobel Laureates, National Medal of Science Winners, deans from the world’s top tech universities and teen science prodigies.”