Lindsay McBride, a senior at ND, is a National Merit Semifinalist, and was one of just three United States students to be named the winner of the 2022 Maurice R. Hilleman Essay Contest. She also created a crossword puzzle that The New York Times purchased. Last May, she won first place at an independent research competition of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of the Sciences at Penn State. Lindsay is a Diocesan Scholar (taking two college courses), is on the Leadership Board of the Environmental Club, is Co-President of the Mandarin Club, is a Grade Representative of the Global Leadership Student Board, and plays varsity field hockey at Notre Dame. She is a STEM Scholar, a Germination Project Fellow, a Research Student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Teen Research & Education in Environmental Sciences Program, was a Research Assistant at MIT, Plata Lab (where she led a team of three MIT undergraduates), a voter registration volunteer in the New Pennsylvania Project, a Mary Gay Scanlon Congressional Youth Cabinet Member, and a participant in the LMLL Challenger Baseball Program. Here are some of the essay contests that she has won or placed highly in: Genome Medical, PEN America Essay Contest, SYTA World Is a Classroom Essay, NASA Power to Explore Contest, Delaware County Young Poets.
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