Intel semifinalists inspired by family, mentors
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The competition was stiff, but more than 50 students from Long Island's schools showed they were among the most talented young science minds in the country.
Through superstorm school closures, power outages and deadline challenges, the students drew inspiration from family members and mentors.
Here are four of those named Wednesday as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search: