Hutchison, 2013 and 2018. Images: CNN, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

From then to now…

Fondrenite Charley Hutchison has been named one of 40 finalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search), the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School made the announcement this week.

“In March, Charley will represent St. Andrew’s and Mississippi in Washington, DC while competing for more than $1.8 million in awards,” St. Andrew’s said in a post to Facebook.

You may remember Hutchison from 2013 when the then soon-to-be 8th grader became one of the youngest app developers in Apple history and received one of 150 scholarships from Apple to attend their Worldwide Developer’s Conference.

“We thought it was a shot in the dark,” Melissa Hutchison, Charley’s mom, said in an interview in 2013 with the Mississippi Business Journal.

“We were really surprised because we told him it would be a good experience but we didn’t really expect him to get it.”

Said Charley almost five years ago: “I was very surprised because I don’t know how many (applied for the scholarship) but since it was international I’m guessing a lot of people entered.”

Congratulations, Charley!

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