Foothill Students Place in Science Contest

Foothill seniors Abhiraj Chowdhury and Dhruti Ghanta have been named semifinatlists in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Abhiraj and Dhruti are among 15 Bay Area students chosen as semifinalists in this prestigious national competition. The contest drew 1,736 entries from seniors at 175 high schools across the country. There are 300 semifinalists, 28 of them from California, which each year has been placing more students in the nation's oldest science competition. California had 25 semifinalists last year and 23 in each of the three previous years, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The Intel Science Talent Search bills itself as that nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. The contest was started in 1942 to help advance science education and research.

The semifinalists will compete to be among the 40 finalists chosen to attend the week-long Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C.

Each semifinalist was given $1,000 in scholarship funds, and Foothill received $1,000 for each student honored.

Congratulations to
Abhiraj and Dhruti for this amazing honor!

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010