Intel Semi-Finalist Honored




Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer recently recognized Intel Science Competition semi-finalist Elizabeth Rieger. She is a student at Garden City High School and her project is called: “A Plant Based Method to Decrease Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Production in Response to Cytotoxic Volatile Organic Compounds: Implications for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases.” The data was collected at school and in local laboratories in Nassau County. Pictured from left are Schaefer, Elizabeth Rieger and Mary Rieger.

–Submitted by the Town of Hempstead

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In addition to being editor of Hicksville News and Massapequa Observer, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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