In case you missed it, here's a story that appeared earlier this week in the Lindenhurst Patch:
LONG ISLAND, NY — Four Long Island students are among the 39 nationwide who were named finalists in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search. From July 21 to 29, the high school seniors from across the country will gather online to compete for more than $1.8 million in awards and be recognized as the nation's most promising young scientists.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 was originally founded and produced by the Society for Science and the Public, and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.
For the first time in its 78-year history, the competition will take place virtually, in order to keep finalists and their families safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was postponed from its original date in March.
The four students from Long Island who made the cut include:
Andrew Brinton, John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore
Katherine St. George, John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore
Kyra McCreery, North Shore High School in Glen Head
Ella Wesson, Manhasset High School in Manhasset
Each finalist, selected from 1,993 entrants, will receive $25,000 and gather online to compete for more than $1.8 million in awards. While participating in the virtual competition, finalists will participate in a virtual judging process and interact with leading scientists. Winners will be announced during a live-streamed, virtual awards ceremony, which will be open for public viewing.
The public exhibition of projects will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Register to attend here. Then the winners award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 29 from 8 to 9 p.m. Register to attend here.