Hewlett students awarded top prize in prestigious Siemens Science Competition

Three Hewlett high school students won the top prize in the prestigious Siemens Science Competition. Zainab Mahmood, Priyanka Wadgaonkar, and Jiawen Pei researched a tumor-suppressing

Zainab Mahmood, Priyanka Wadgaonkar, and Jiawen Pei researched

Zainab Mahmood, Priyanka Wadgaonkar, and Jiawen Pei researched a tumor-suppressing protein for three years. (Credit: News 12 )

HEWLETT - Three Hewlett high school students won the top prize in the prestigious Siemens Science Competition.

Zainab Mahmood, Priyanka Wadgaonkar, and Jiawen Pei researched a tumor-suppressing protein for three years.

The team defeated 2,440 others that applied. Judging for the competition took place at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The victorious students will receive a $100,000 scholarship that they'll divide among themselves.

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