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From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William (Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William Gil, with team adviser Terrence Bissoondial, winners in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where the award ceremony was held. (Dec. 4 2012)

LI teens win 2012 Siemens science competition

Three Long Island high school seniors who struggled with flooding effects of superstorm Sandy on their research project emerged as winners of a $100,000 prize in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

From left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., text family and friends as they learn that they are the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. (Dec. 4 2012)

From left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as they wait to hear if they are the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. (Dec. 4 2012)

From left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as they learn they are the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The teens will split their scholarship award for team research revolving around a plant protein with potential for fighting cancer. (Dec. 4 2012)

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From left, William Gil, Allen Shin and Jeremy
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, William Gil, Allen Shin and Jeremy Appelbaum, winners in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The teens will split their scholarship award for team research revolving around a plant protein with potential for fighting cancer. The bulk of the work was conducted in a school lab capable of isolating genes from plants. (Dec. 4 2012)

Terrence Bissoondial, adviser to the winners of the
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

Terrence Bissoondial, adviser to the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where the award ceremony was held. (Dec. 4 2012)

From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William Gil, winners in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where the award ceremony was held. (Dec. 4 2012)

From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William
(Credit: Charlie Archambault)

From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William Gil, with team adviser Terrence Bissoondial, winners in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where the award ceremony was held. (Dec. 4 2012)

Principal Thomas Russo greets students in the hallway
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Principal Thomas Russo greets students in the hallway at Hewlett High School where the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology attend school. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Principal Thomas Russo celebrates with students at Hewlett
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Principal Thomas Russo celebrates with students at Hewlett High School where the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology attend school. (Dec. 4, 2012)

The Hewlett High School lab where the winners
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

The Hewlett High School lab where the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology did their research. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Science chairman Edward Tronolone, Principal Thomas Russo and
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Science chairman Edward Tronolone, Principal Thomas Russo and research coordinator John Kranz in the Hewlett High School lab where the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology did their research. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Principal Thomas Russo high fives students in an
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Principal Thomas Russo high fives students in an 11th grade chemistry classroom at Hewlett High School where the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology attend school. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Principal Thomas Russo high fives students in the
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Principal Thomas Russo high fives students in the hallway at Hewlett High School where the winners of the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology attend school. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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