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Amador Valley student advances in Siemens competition

Sidharth Bommakanti selected as regional finalist

An Amador Valley High student has advanced to be a regional finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, a nationally known STEM event.

Sidharth Bommakanti is among 97 students nationwide who will move on to the next round. Students will compete in one of six competitions located at universities across the country, including one at Caltech, the Seimens Foundation announced earlier this month.

"Today's regional finalists represents an outstanding group of students whose remarkable projects not only demonstrate a very advanced aptitude in STEM research but represent ideas that address some of today's most challenging issues," said David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation, in a statement. "We congratulate the regional finalists on their accomplishments and wish them luck in the next phase of the competition."

Winners of the regional competitions will compete in the finals at The George Washington University in December. A total of $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the finals, including two top awards of $100,000.

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