HALB’s Stella K. Abraham (SKA) High School


Valedictorian Chaya Wertman spent the summer after 11th grade as an intern in the Einstein School of Medicine researching autism and longevity. After 10th grade, she took a course at Stony Brook on manipulating DNA. She was assistant to Director of SKA’s annual Production; Captain of the Science Olympiad Team; Editor in Chief of the Literary Journal; SKA Biotechnology Team Project Group Coordinator; a winner of Tanach and Midot awards; is a school leader who impresses with modesty and poise; a member of Torah Bowl, Math Team and Debate Team; an SKA Admissions Ambassador to incoming Freshmen; participates in E2K Math and Science enrichment, is on the Modesty Awareness Committee and a contributor to SKAppenings, SKA’s online publication; has coordinated a rotating group of students to visit weekly with developmentally disabled residents of two local group homes; is an Ohel mentor to a young girl; a weekly shadow for a youngster at Kulanu; a certified lifeguard; has worked on the waterfront at Camp Kaylie. Chaya will be attending Michlala in Jerusalem, Israel next year and then the S. Daniel Abraham Honors program at Stern College and is interested in pursuing a career in medicine, particularly genetics.

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