AGBU Manoukian Senior Receives Intel Science Talent Search Initiative Award

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AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School senior, Vahe Yacoubian.

AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School senior, Vahe Yacoubian.

PASADENA — Vahe Yacoubian, a senior at AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School, was awarded with the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search Initiative Award as part of their national science talent search competition. The Intel STS is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition.

The 2016 entrant class includes high school seniors from 43 states and 512 high schools. Vahe is one of 133 students out of nearly 1800 who received this recognition. This award is given to an entrant who has exhibited extraordinary effort and dedication in his pursuit of scientific research and has made great accomplishments relative to the resources available to him.

Vahe’s original research on “An Innovative Method of Reducing Cholesterol in Foods by Converting it into Vitamin D” earned him this distinction.

Vahe is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Stephan Yacoubian and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Vahe Yacoubian and Dr. and Mrs. Vartkes Najarian.


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  1. catherine Yesayan said:

    What a great honor! Congratulations to parents and grandparents.

  2. Cecile Keshishian said:

    Your comments: It is amazing that VAHE YACOUBIAN wins this “Prestigious Award” competing with 1800 participants from over 512 High Schools, from 43 States, in America. Research is a must for “cures” of illnesses, and to have a young man from our mist take part in such research, and be one of the 133 winners, is Fantastic, bringing pride not only to his parents and
    Grand parents, but to each and every Armenian. Bravo Vahe Yacoubian, keep up the good work!