Four students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search
It's the second year in a row that four Plainview students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious science competition.
The four students are:
- Parsa Erfani, 17.
- SamanthaIlana Fradkin, 17
- SherilynSaraGould, 17.
- MariamMakram, 16.
Photos of the semifinalists were not immediately available.
Alumni of STS have made major contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including seven Nobel Prizes and four National Medals of Science, according to Intel.
The Intel STS recognizes 300 students and their schools as semifinalists each year - there were 1,839 applicants in 2012 - to compete for $1.25 million in awards. From that select pool, 40 finalists are invited to Washington, D.C. in March for final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000.
Last year, Plainview placed four seniors in the semi-final round. One made it to the final round in Washington.