Three Md. students among 40 finalists in science competition

January 25, 2000

Three students from Maryland are among 40 high school seniors from across the country named finalists yesterday in the Intel Science Talent Search, a pre-college science competition. Announced by Intel Corp. and Science Service, the finalists win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to the Science Talent Institute to compete for the top award: a $100,000 four-year scholarship. The top 10 winners will be announced March 13.

The finalists, ages 15 to 19, were selected from a group of 300 semifinalists announced this month.New York had the most finalists with 17 (42.5 percent), followed by California with four (10 percent) and Maryland with three (7.5 percent).

Two of the Maryland finalists, Elizabeth Epstein and Jonathan Simon, are from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The other state finalist is Joshua Levy of Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg.

For a list of the 40 finalists, visit sts/59sts/finalist.htm.

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