“I was completely shocked,” said Nicasia, 17, of Westhampton, after learning that she was one of 53 high school seniors from across Long Island, and one of 103 in the state, to be named a semifinalist in the national Intel Science Talent Search. It is an honor shared by only 300 students across the nation.
“I just started yelling in excitement,” said Westhampton Beach High School Principal Chris Herr on Thursday morning. “We were just so thrilled.”
Nicasia, whose science project focuses on the brain and cocaine addiction, will receive a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation, with another $1,000 going to the Westhampton Beach School District. More than 1,700 students... more