Long Island high school seniors captured 53 semifinalist slots in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest competition for teenage researchers. Two of the students, Mayuri Sridhar and Michael Zhang, will square off with 38 other finalists from across the country to compete for top awards in March.
Michael Zhang, 18, of Smithtown High School East,
Michael Zhang, 18, of Smithtown High School East, Smithtown. Zhang was named one of the country's 40 finalists. (Credit: Handout)
Mayuri Sridhar, 17, of Kings Park High School,
Mayuri Sridhar, 17, of Kings Park High School, Kings Park. Sridhar was named one of the country's 40 finalists. (Credit: Handout)
Ethan Levine, 17, of Roslyn High School, Roslyn.
Ethan Levine, 17, of Roslyn High School, Roslyn. (Credit: Handout)

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Avigael Sosnowik, 17, of Stella K. Abraham High
Avigael Sosnowik, 17, of Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, Hewlett. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
Nicasia Beebe-Wang, 17 , of Westhampton Beach High
Nicasia Beebe-Wang, 17 , of Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Heather Walsh)
Arielle Chapin, 17, of Lawrence High School, Lawrence.
Arielle Chapin, 17, of Lawrence High School, Lawrence. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Andrew Chen, 17, of Lawrence High School, Lawrence.
Andrew Chen, 17, of Lawrence High School, Lawrence. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Alexandra Tse, 17, of Lawrence High School, Lawrence.
Alexandra Tse, 17, of Lawrence High School, Lawrence. (Credit: Handout)

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David Kim, 17, of Great Neck South High
David Kim, 17, of Great Neck South High School, Great Neck. (Credit: Handout)
Sanjula Singhal, 17, of Ward Melville High School,
Sanjula Singhal, 17, of Ward Melville High School, East Setauket. (Credit: Handout)
Phoebe McAuliffe, 17, of Ward Melville High School,
Phoebe McAuliffe, 17, of Ward Melville High School, East Setuaket. (Credit: Handout)
Gloria Zheng, 17, of Ward Melville High School,
Gloria Zheng, 17, of Ward Melville High School, East Setauket. (Credit: Handout)
Sunny Zheng, 17, of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F.
Sunny Zheng, 17, of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview. (Credit: Handout)

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Yonatan David, 17, of North Shore Hebrew Academy
Yonatan David, 17, of North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, Great Neck. (Credit: Handout)
Jacob Wax, 17, of Harborfields High School, Greenlawn.
Jacob Wax, 17, of Harborfields High School, Greenlawn. (Credit: Handout)
Anson Wang, 17, of East Meadow High School,
Anson Wang, 17, of East Meadow High School, East Meadow. (Credit: Handout)
Tammy Jin, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High
Tammy Jin, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Newsday John Paraskevas)
Sonia Joshi, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho.
Sonia Joshi, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho. (Credit: Handout)
Samuel Lam, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho.
Samuel Lam, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho. (Credit: Handout)
Rohan Goyal, 16, of Half Hollow Hills High
Rohan Goyal, 16, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Newsday John Paraskevas)
Robert Tannenbaum, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High
Robert Tannenbaum, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Newsday John Paraskevas)
Raymond Wu, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho.
Raymond Wu, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho. (Credit: Handout)
Puja Bansal, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High
Puja Bansal, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Newsday John Paraskevas)
Nick Fiacco, 17, of Manhasset High School, Manhasset.
Nick Fiacco, 17, of Manhasset High School, Manhasset. (Credit: Handout)
Nicholas Spiezio, 17, of Smithtown High School East,
Nicholas Spiezio, 17, of Smithtown High School East, Smithtown. (Credit: Handout)
Nakul Gupta, 17, of Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale.
Nakul Gupta, 17, of Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Rebecca Monastero, 17, of Sayville High School, Sayville.
Rebecca Monastero, 17, of Sayville High School, Sayville. (Credit: Handout)
Michael Shen, 16, of Jericho High School, Jericho.
Michael Shen, 16, of Jericho High School, Jericho. (Credit: Handout)
Menglu Dong, 17, of Great Neck North High
Menglu Dong, 17, of Great Neck North High School, Great Neck. (Credit: Handout)
Julia Zhuang, 17, of Great Neck North High
Julia Zhuang, 17, of Great Neck North High School, Great Neck. (Credit: Handout)
Joshua Pollock, 17, of John F. Kennedy High
Joshua Pollock, 17, of John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore. (Credit: Handout)
Jonathan Kim, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High
Jonathan Kim, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills. (Credit: Handout)
James Shamul, 17, of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F.
James Shamul, 17, of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview. (Credit: Handout)
Deriam Chirinos, 16, of Great Neck North High
Deriam Chirinos, 16, of Great Neck North High School. (Credit: Handout)
Cyrus Zhou, 17, of Great Neck South High
Cyrus Zhou, 17, of Great Neck South High School, Great Neck. (Credit: Handout)
Corey Wald, 17, of Mepham High School, North
Corey Wald, 17, of Mepham High School, North Bellmore. (Credit: Handout)
Brendan Liu, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho.
Brendan Liu, 17, of Jericho High School, Jericho. (Credit: Handout)
Abhinav Patil, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High
Abhinav Patil, 17, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: Newsday John Paraskevas)
Wesley Cox, 17, of Kings Park High School,
Wesley Cox, 17, of Kings Park High School, Kings Park. (Credit: Handout)
Prady Manepalli, 17, of Smithtown High School West,
Prady Manepalli, 17, of Smithtown High School West, Smithtown. (Credit: Handout)
Minah Kim, 17, of Paul D. Schreiber High
Minah Kim, 17, of Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington. (Credit: Handout)
Michelle Long, 17, of Syosset High School, Syosset.
Michelle Long, 17, of Syosset High School, Syosset. (Credit: Handout)
Meenakshi Krishna, 17, of Herricks High School, New
Meenakshi Krishna, 17, of Herricks High School, New Hyde Park (Credit: Handout)
Kenan Mutlu, 17, of Kings Park High School,
Kenan Mutlu, 17, of Kings Park High School, Kings Park. (Credit: Handout)
Kavita Jain,17, of Smithtown High School West, Smithtown.
Kavita Jain,17, of Smithtown High School West, Smithtown. (Credit: Sam Levitan)
Jason Kay, 17, of Hewlett High School, Hewlett.
Jason Kay, 17, of Hewlett High School, Hewlett. (Credit: Handout)
Jared Weiss, 17, of Syosset High School, Syosset.
Jared Weiss, 17, of Syosset High School, Syosset. (Credit: Handout)
Emma McNamara, 17, of Sanford H. Calhoun High
Emma McNamara, 17, of Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Merrick. (Credit: Handout)
Drew Feldman, 17, of Paul D. Schreiber High
Drew Feldman, 17, of Paul D. Schreiber High Schoo, Port Washington. (Credit: Handout)
Benjamin Pleat, 17, of Herricks High School, New
Benjamin Pleat, 17, of Herricks High School, New Hyde Park. (Credit: Handout)
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