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JHS Students Named Intel Semifinalists

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

The eight Jericho semifinalists worked on the following projects:

Ken Aizawa - Interrogating SGK3 Function in Cancer;

Matthew Chun - Stoichiometric Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Simple and Cost-Effective Laser Material Fabrication: A Case Study of Polycrystalline Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Ceramics;

Chenle (Leo) Hu - The Effects of SRSF1, SRSF6, TRA2b, and HNRNPA1 Expression on Human Breast Cancer Cells;

Xingan (Ian) Hua - RNA-Seq Identifies Critical Genes Deregulated in Spinal Muscular Atrophy;

Pretti Kakani - Differential Gene Expression Prior to Eye Opening in Mouse Superior Colliculus;

Dohee (Diane) Na - Elucidation of Racial Disparity Between Caucasian and African American Prostate Cancer for the Development of Personalized Pharmacogenetics;

Kaitlyn Shin - Photon and Positron Emission from Primordial Black Hole Clusters;

Amy Zu - Host-specific Binding of ClfB in Staphylococcal Nasal Carriage.

Each semifinalist will receive $1,000 for outstanding research and every school represented among the winners will receive $1,000 for each semifinalist in the competition to further excellence in science, math, and/or engineering education.

From this group of 300 semifinalists, 40 finalists will be chosen to attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. from March 6 to 12.

During their trip to Washington, D.C. all Intel Finalists will undergo final judging. They will also display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000.

Intel alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 honors, including the Nobel Prize.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

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January 17

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January 21



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