Here’s A Shocker

Since Intel took over sponsorship of the Science Talent Search in 1998 (formerly The Westinghouse Scholars), several schools have consistently produced a large number of semifinalists and finalists. Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD and Stuyvesant High School in New York, NY have produced the most winners over this time period and are the only schools averaging more than 10 semifinalists each year and more than 1 finalist each year.

Ten schools, all of which areĀ (Stuyvesant High School, Montgomery Blair High School, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Ward Melville High School, Bronx High School of Science, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Byram Hills High School, Jericho High School, Great Neck North High School, and Great Neck South High School), have had semifinalists in every year that Intel has sponsored the competition.

Now here’s the shocker – every one of these schools is a public school.

Mmmm?