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by Tyrone Thomas, 8th Grade Reporter

There are many extraordinary women born in the Bronx. These women are scientists, authors, representatives, activists, Olympic Gold medalists, and much more. The history of women is celebrated in March and these are some very accomplished women to learn more about.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, born on July 19, 1921 was the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. She and her co‐discoverer Berso discovered radioimmunoassay (RIA). It measures many substances found in tiny quantities in the human body. The RIA finds substances including some cancers. Additionally, blood donors can be screened for diseases such as hepatitis.

Mary Higgins Clark, born on December 24, 1927, in the Bronx is the author of 42 bestsellers in the U.S. She wrote novels like Where Are the Children and The Life of George Washington. Amazingly, she sold over 80 million books in the U.S alone.

Nita Lowey, born on July 5, 1993, is a member of the Democratic Party. She represented the 20th district from 1989‐1993. She is currently working in Congress to help our economy recover and reinvest in priorities like health care and education. In addition, she has helped lower taxes for 95% of American families and is creating better‐paying jobs, particularly in Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Sally Regenhard, of Co‐op City, is one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks. She has a degree in gerontology and has worked in nursing homes for over 20 years. She is a probationary firefighter with the F.D.N.Y.

Finally, Margaret Johnson Bailey, born January 23, 1951, was an Olympic Gold medalist in track and field. Her specialties are the 100 and 200‐meter dash. She won the Gold Medal in the 4×100 meter dash in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

These are all amazing women who started right here in the Bronx. Now you know that no matter where you’re from, or what your gender, everyone can succeed!