Michelle Hackman

Surrounded by family and friends and overwhelmed with flowers, 17-year-old Michelle Hackman was applauded for placing second in a national science competition despite being blind. (Credit: CBS 2)

Blind L.I. High School Student Wins $75K In Science Competition

Surrounded by family and friends and overwhelmed with flowers, a Long Island high school student was celebrated Wednesday for placing second in a national science competition despite being blind.

03/16/2011

Bags of refined sugar (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

LI Teen Is Intel Science Competition Finalist With Sugar Addiction Research

Who says kids aren’t motivated? Local teens are finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search Project.

03/14/2011

Intel CEO Paul Otellini walks off stage in San Francisco, CA - Sep 22, 2009 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Blind Long Island H.S. Senior Among Intel Finalists

She has brains, beauty, and a sense of humor.

02/01/2011