Kyle Barnes, of Little Falls, was recently recognized with the Rensselaer Medal and scholarship.
The award is handed out in conjunction with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and high schools around the world. It is awarded to high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
The merit scholarship, with a minimum of $15,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years (five years for the bachelor of architecture program) for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.
The medal is awarded at more than 2,000 high schools throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Each participating high school is allowed to select one member of the junior class to be honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award. The responsibility for designating the Rensselaer Medalist belongs to faculty and staff within the secondary school.
The Rensselaer Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women and to motivate students toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.