University of Rochester — Kayla Scinto, a current freshman, was selected as a finalist from a pool of thousands of students to present her research on Sinantic Wisdom in Today’s World at a Sinai Scholars Academic Symposium in Carlsbad, Calif. She conducted in-depth research on the ability for the Jewish Society to persevere in the face of so much hardship throughout their history. They flew her out to California to present and defend her research alongside other students, Rabbis, and Influential Jewish thinkers.