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Town Honors Intel Semifinalists
January 26, 2012 (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead – Continuing what has become an annual tradition, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board last week acknowledged the outstanding accomplishments of the sixteen North Hempstead students who qualified as semifinalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.
“One of the great attributes of our Town is that we have some of the most successful schools within our borders,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said, greeting the student honorees and their families, friends and school administrators. “We pay tribute to those of you who are doing extraordinary things and we also acknowledge your parents and teachers and all those around you whose support, mentoring and encouragement has helped get you to this point.”
“The Intel award ceremony was thrilling,” said Councilwoman Lee Seeman. “Our local semi-finalists are exceptionally gifted in science, and their highly creative Intel projects certainly confirmed this. It is my fervent hope that in the future, their scientific endeavors will be funded so that medical cures, environmental solutions, and new products can be found.”
The projects ranged from exploring the possible causes of Parkinson’s Disease, the impact of Twitter during the recent uprising in Egyptian and the Occupy Wall Street movement to the body language that triggers trustworthiness the impetus for cell-phone use while driving.
“I want to congratulate all of the Intel semifinalists on their wonderful achievement,” said Councilwoman Anna Kaplan. “They have made us all very proud and we are looking forward to hear of their continued success in the future. They truly are an inspiration to all of us.”
Claire Leibowicz, Susan Wu, and Kristine Chen of Great Neck North High School, are recognized for their accomplishments as qualifying semifinalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.
The accomplishments of Jeong Yun, a qualifying semifinalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, were recognized at a recent Town Board meeting.
Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Councilman Thomas Dwyer, Sarah Chapin, Anjali Agarwalla, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town Clerk Leslie Gross and Receiver Charles Berman.
Caroline Hsiao of Manhasset High School is recognized for her accomplishment as a qualifying as semifinalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.
Councilman Thomas Dwyer, Daniel Sikavi, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Alexander Wu, Evan Schneider, Daniel Pollack, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town Clerk Leslie Gross and Receiver Charles Berman.
Rachel Cohen, Hannah Blumberg, and Arjan Saraon of Paul D. Schreiber High School, are recognized for their accomplishments as qualifying semifinalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.