Homeless NY Teen Up For Science Prize To Get House


Salon Staff
January 13, 2012 11:36PM (UTC)

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A homeless New York teenager who's a national Intel science competition semifinalist won't be homeless for much longer.

Samantha Garvey and her family were offered a rent subsidized home by officials in the Long Island county where she goes to school.

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Garvey is one of 61 Long Island students who have a chance at the competition's top prize of $100,000.

The 17-year-old and her family moved into a homeless shelter on Jan. 1.

Suffolk County officials made the housing announcement Friday morning at Brentwood High School, where Garvey is a senior. County official Steve Bellone says the Garvey family can move in about 10 days.

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Garvey's Intel project focused on predators' effects on ribbed mussels.

She's one of 300 semifinalists nationally. Finalists will be announced later this month.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com


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