FRHSD Students Named Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists
Freehold High School’s Liezl Puzon and Manalapan High School's Steven Xu are among 300 students from across the U.S. to earn the title of an Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) Semifinalists! The Intel Science Talent Search is known as one of the most prominent pre-college science competitions in the country. Semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search are selected from among 1,794 entrants representing 489 high schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia and seven overseas schools. Alumni of the Intel STS hold claim to many math and science honors which are recognized on a global level including the Noble Prize and National Medal of Science. Students entering the Intel STS have the opportunity to compete for a total of $1.25 million in awards. Both students earned $1,000 and may also earn an invitation to Washington, D.C. to publicly display their work, meet distinguished scientists and contend for the top award of $100,000.
In an effort to recognize excellence in teaching and school support of individual student research, Freehold High School and Manalapan High School will receive awards of $1,000 for having semifinalists named in the Intel STS. This award is intended to further excellence in science, math and/or engineering education.