Intel semifinalist Samantha Garvey invited to Washington

Samantha Garvey with her father, Leo, in West

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Samantha Garvey with her father, Leo, in West Babylon after she was named an Intel science semifinalist (Jan. 12, 2012) (Credit: James Carbone)

Samantha Garvey will have one of the best seats in the House as she watches President Barack Obama's State of the Union address from the gallery as a guest of Rep. Steve Israel.

Garvey, the Brentwood High senior who lives with her family in a Bay Shore homeless shelter, won national attention after she was named a semifinalist in the prestigious Intel national science competition. There...

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