Three Paul D. Schreiber High School students were named among 300 semifinalists in the national Intel Science Talent Search competition.
Port Washington seniors Dillon Cassidy Drukker; Harry Theodore Paul; and Simon Shapiro made the list, which was posted online Wednesday morning.
Each semifinalist will receive a $1,000 award for their outstanding research.
In the coming weeks, the the field will be narrowed to 40 finaists who will travel to Washington, D.C., from March 6–12 and compete for $405,000 in prizes, including a first place prize worth $100,000.
The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public which began in 1942 — first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel — has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.