Suffolk: Science essay winners

Science and Society Essay Contest winners, from left,

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Science and Society Essay Contest winners, from left, Emma Zawacki, Yongpeng Tang and Brian Righter with their Smithtown East science research teacher Maria Zeitlin. (Credit: Handout)

Smithtown students recently swept the top three spots in an essay contest coordinated by Brookhaven National Laboratory. The trio of teens from Smithtown High School East — Yongpeng Tang, Brian Righter and Emma Zawacki — won first, second and third place, respectively, in the lab's 2013 Science and Society Essay Contest, which challenged high schoolers to question and deliberate the purposes and...

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