The annual award is given to a graduating high school senior who excels in math and science. Each Staten Island high school is asked to submit a single nominee, from which the honoree and runner-up are selected. The award is named for Michael J. Petrides, a legendary Staten Island educator, who died in 1994.
A gifted student, Shannon Yasuda has excelled in Staten Island Tech’s pre-engineering curriculum sequence. Her academic achievements include being named a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship and being inducted to the National Honor Society. In addition to schoolwork, she has taken a leadership role in several organizations at her school, including the Computer Science Club, the Key Club and the Math Team.
“For the past 21 years, the Borough President’s office has honored some of the best and brightest students in the Staten Island community,” noted Borough President Oddo. “I am happy to continue the tradition of presenting this award to an extraordinary high school senior.”
Mohammed Hussari of the Michael J. Petrides School was named first runner up.