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Science Talent Search 1959

Every year for over seven decades, forty finalists have been chosen to attend and compete in the Science Talent Institute week in Washington, DC. This page is a tribute to the memories and alumni of the Science Talent Search of 1959.

Top Winner
John Letcher
2nd Place
Frank Grimm
3rd Place
Carl Lyngholm
4th Place
Robert McDonnell
5th Place
Joseph Vajk
6th Place
William Waterhouse
Gala Speaker
John A. McCone




1959 Alumni Updates

Paul Bamberg Plays at Math

Harold T. Peterson, Jr. Returns to the 70th Science Talent Search

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1959; please contact us with information.

1959 Finalists


WilsonAllenShelbyvilleIN
MaryAnglimChicagoIL
PaulBamberg, JrMiddletownRI
KennethBermanLaureltonNY
PaulCorneilBaytownTX
SusanDwyerLafayetteIN
ThomasEmmelLos AngelesCA
ArnoldFetellBrooklynNY
EdwardGanzBethesdaMD
StephenGarlandPittsburghPA
RonaldGatesMarshfieldWI
ToddGitlinNew YorkNY
JosephGoguen, JrPittsfieldMA
JeffreyGreenhouseHempsteadNY
FrankGrimmCatonsvilleMD
DennisHenkelMilwaukeeWI
RobertHigginsEvanstonIL
DavidHumphreysOrangeburgSC
DavidJessupGreeleyCO
KennethKlossLoudonvilleOH
JonathanLeavittEastonPA
JohnLetcherLexingtonVA
CarlLyngholmSan DiegoCA
MarionMadridNew RochelleNY
PeterMarksForest HillsNY
LeonardMassey, JrChattanoogaTN
RobertMcDonnellPark RidgeIL
SherieMorrisonConcordCA
RuthNelsonPhiladelphiaPA
RichardO'ConnellHelenaMT
HaroldPeterson, JrValley StreamNY
RobertRobinsonNatickMA
MiriamRosenthalBrooklynNY
CarlSchwalbeChillicotheOH
StevensonSwigertEvanstonIL
JosephVajkPrinceton JunctionNJ
WilliamWaterhouseDenverCO
NancyWoodGreat FallsMT
EileenYagerNew YorkNY
JeanneZikaClevelandOH

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