European Union Contest for Young Scientists

Island high-schoolers take European science prize

By GREGORY ZELLER // Two Long Island high schoolers have earned a top European prize for young scientists. Half Hollow Hills High School West’s Poojan Pandya and Ward Melville Senior High School’s Leo Takemaru earned a first-place finish in the 31st European Union Contest for Young Scientists with their joint research effort, which focused on proteins that could potentially be used as a component of anti-HIV therapies. The Long Island partners – the only American…