Four LI teens compete in nation's premier high school science competition

Four Long Island teens are among the finalists at the nations premier high school science competition.

The Siemens Westinghouse competition was held in New York City for the first time Sunday. Abhinav Khanna and Benjamin Pollack, of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, were the first presenters in the team competition. The tandem looked at patterns of evolution in fruit flies. Ran Li of Valley Stream Central and his partner from Michigan came up with an idea to help heal chronic wounds. Bellmore Kennedys Adam Solomon, competing in the individual competition, analyzed star-like objects in the universe.

Winners will be announced Monday, with the top team and individual receiving $100,000 scholarships. Runners-up will receive scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Each finalists school will also receive $2,000.

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