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Intel semifinalist Samantha Garvey invited to Washington

Samantha Garvey with her father, Leo, in West

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