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LI teens win 2012 Siemens science competition

From left, Allen Shin, Jeremy Appelbaum and William

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) Photo Credit: Charlie Archambault

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

From left, William Gil, Allen Shin and Jeremy
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Principal Thomas Russo celebrates with students at Hewlett
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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