WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 16-year-old, homeschooled California boy won a premier high school science competition Monday for his innovative approach to an old math problem that could help in the design of airplane wings.
Michael Viscardi, a senior from San Diego, won a $100,000 college scholarship, the top individual prize in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
Viscardi tackled a 19th century math problem and his new method of solving it has potential applications in the fields of engineering and physics.
Good thing this kid was home-schooled. He might not have done so well in a public school. He would likely have been identified as a deviation from the norm and thus drugged, institutionalized or both. The Bush plan to subject every child in America to a psychiatric evaluation will rid us of this type of disturbing eccentric.