Newton HS senior wins robotics scholarship

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:42

NEWTON — Kaitlyn Kolzow, a senior at Newton High School, has been named as a 2011 winner of the John Morin Memorial Scholarship by the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG), Mid Atlantic Chapter. Kaitlyn was selected for the award based on her work with Newton High School’s FIRST Robotics Team, as well as her academic achievements and future career goals. Kaitlyn is one of four winners selected from 54 applications representing 30 FIRST teams in New Jersey. She was recognized at LRIG’s 17th Annual Technology Exposition May 17 in New Brunswick. “Kaitlyn Kolzow brought to the table her marketing skills and her science sense. She is a leader and has a terrific scientific aptitude along with being able to capture the spirit of our newly emerging team within the high school setting,” said James Hofmann, technology teacher at Halsted Middle School in Newton and coach of the Newton High School FIRST Robotics Team. Kaitlyn will attend the University of Scranton this fall where she plans to major in biochemistry cellular/molecular biology and will participate in the school’s high honors program.