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Nicasia Beebe-Wang Named Intel Finalist

Beebe-Wang is a senior at Westhampton Beach High School.

Nicasia Beebe-Wang, a senior at Westhampton Beach High School has been named an Intel finalist, one of the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competitions.

Beebe-Wang is among a handful of other Long Island students and 300 across the country to receive the honor and now has the opportunity to compete for scholarship money — 40 of the 300 students will be named finalists on Jan. 23.

Beebe-Wang, whose project focused on cocaine addiction and how it affects the brain is the first student from the Westhampton Beach School District to ever be named as an Intel finalist.

For becoming a finalist, she will receive $1,000.

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