"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:
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.