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Long Island Trumps NYC Schools in Intel Contest

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Long Island high school has edged out Manhattan's elite Stuyvesant High School in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, about 60 miles from Manhattan, had 11 seniors named as semifinalists in the prestigious science research contest.

They edged out Stuyvesant High, which had ten student semifinalists. The Bronx High School of Science came in third, with nine semifinalists. They are among the 300 semifinal winners announced yesterday. Those contestants and their schools each win $1,000 in this round.

Forty national finalists will be named on Jan. 28. They will travel to Washington, D.C. in March to compete for the top prize of a $100,000 college scholarship.

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