This high school student just won $250,000 for his film explaining Einstein’s theory of relativity
By Emma Brown
Ohio high school senior Ryan Chester became the inaugural winner of a new college scholarship on Sunday night, winning $250,000 for his 7-minute film that uses simple props and hand-drawn graphics to explain Einstein’s special theory of relativity.
Besides winning that money for himself, Chester also won $100,000 for a new science lab at his school in the Cleveland suburbs, North Royalton High, and $50,000 for his physics teacher, Richard Nestoff.
“This is awesome,” Chester, 18, said in an interview Monday, the day after he accepted the award.