Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Kennedy High School science students Ross Iscowitz, Brett Gossett, and Ross Shulman on being named semi-finalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.
“After countless hours of hard work, research, and study under the guidance of their teachers, Ross, Brett, and Ross earned a place among the nation’s premier young scientists. This is an incredible honor and a wonderful reward for three students who worked tirelessly to achieve their goal. I congratulate them on this accomplishment and wish them all the best in the future,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The Intel Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Participants come from all across the country, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to compete in the program. Ross, Brett, and Ross were three of only 300 national semifinalists chosen from entries nationwide.
Senator Fuschillo also presented Ross, Brett, and Ross with copies of legislative resolutions he sponsored, which were passed by the State Senate, honoring their accomplishments. With passage of the resolutions, the three students’ names and achievements will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record.
Photo 1: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured congratulating Brett Gossett (second right) and Ross Shulman (third left) on being named semi-finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. They are joined by (l-r) Advanced Science Research Teacher Helmut Schleith, Science Department Chairperson Robert Soel, Advanced Science Research teacher Barbi Frank, Advanced Science Research Teacher Barbara Franklin, and Kennedy High School Principal Lorraine Poppe.
Photo 2: Senator Fuschillo (right) presents Ross Iscowitz with a copy of a legislative resolution he sponsored in recognition of Ross’ selection as a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.