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8 Ossining High School students Intel Semi-Finalists

January 25, 2011 3:29:40 PM PST
Nineteen students, including 8 from Ossining High School were honored by the Westchester County Executive for being named Intel Semifinalists.

"We are very proud of the fact that of the 300 students selected nationwide for this prestigious recognition, 19 are from Westchester," read the event invitation. "One of the county's greatest assets is our exceptional public schools whose students are among the nation's best and brightest."

Ossining's eight Semifinalists tie with Bronx Science for the most from a single high school in nation.

"This is a great achievement for our students, our teachers, our administrators, our high school and our District," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phyllis Glassman of the Semifinalists. "We are so pleased that the hard work of all involved has been recognized by the most prestigious pre-college science competition in the country. We know the work of our students is of the highest caliber, and it is wonderful to have their efforts acknowledged by Intel, and now by the county executive."

The Ossining High School semifinalists are:

  • Jessica Brill (Development and Function of Extrathymic T- Cells in Athymic Bone Marrow Transplantation Recipients)
  • Alexander Cana (Interplay of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3b and GABA Signaling in the Pathogenesis of Infantile Spasms)
  • Sarah Hardtke (A Socio-Cognitive Model of Adolescent Depression: Underlying Mechanisms of Competency)
  • Apryl Jimenez (Correlates and Consequences of Responding, or Failing to Respond to Thermoregulatory Signals for Sleep in Adolescents)
  • Hannah Kamen (A GIS Investigation: Watershed Land Cover Effects on Juvenile American Eel Populations in Tributaries of the Hudson River)
  • Charlotte Kleiman (Conflict Adaptation Is a Transient Mechanism for Conflict Reduction)
  • Madeline Nocero (Evaluating Nasal Midazolam as a Home Treatment for Acute Epileptic Seizures in Adults Using Novel Questionnaire Data)
  • Hayley Zullow (Ecat11 Plays a Role in the Epigenetic Regulation of Retrotransposons).

    The students are all members of Ossining's Fundamentals of Science Research Program, which began in the 1990s with just a few students.

    Forty Finalists will be selected from the 300 Semifinalists to travel to Washington, D.C., to present their research and compete for the top award of $100,000.

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