North Hempstead Honors 10 Local Intel Semifinalists

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Madeline Fagen with Advisor John Schineller, Principal Ira Pernick, TONH officials and parents. Project: Proinflammatory Cytokines, MicroRNAs, and B Cell Gene Usage: Identifying Novel Biomarkers of Immune Dysfunction in Schizophrenia
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Emma Feldman with Advisor John Schineller, Principal Ira Pernick and TONH officials. Project: Electrospun Hydrophobic Nanofibrous Membranes for Use in Membrane Distillation

The Town of North Hempstead continued its tradition of honoring semifinalists from the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) during a ceremony before the regular Town Board meeting at Town Hall on Feb. 23. The Intel STS is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors and requires students to present original research to nationally recognized scientists.

Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the town board honored 10 semifinalists from eight North Hempstead schools. This accounts for more than three percent of the 300 semifinalists nationwide. Honorees came from Herricks High School, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck North High School, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Roslyn High School and The Wheatley School.

Dozens of proud family members, administration and faculty looked on as Supervisor Bosworth and the town board presented certificates of recognition to the extraordinary young students, who also briefly explained their innovative projects.

“Tonight—the Intel semifinalist ceremony—is one of my favorite nights of the year as we have the opportunity to honor our brightest and most creative students in the Town of North Hempstead,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “Congratulations to all the students and to the faculty, administration and parents for all their support along the way.”

 

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