[Congressional Record Volume 153, Number 189 (Tuesday, December 11, 2007)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2535]
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                           HON. STEVE ISRAEL

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, December 11, 2007

  Mr. ISRAEL. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Amanda Marinoff and 
Janelle Schlossberger. These young women from Plainview-Old Bethpage 
John F. Kennedy High School in my district won the top team prize in 
the prestigious Siemens national math, science and technology 
competition. They will split a $100,000 scholarship. The contest 
attracts some of the Nation's most talented high school students. More 
than 1,600 projects were submitted this year.
  Marinoff and Schlossberger are enrolled in Plainview-Old Bethpage 
John F. Kennedy High School's advanced research science program. With 
the guidance of their teacher Mary Lou O'Donnell, they conducted 
research designed to find new methods of treating tuberculosis. They 
created a molecule that helps block the reproduction of the bacteria of 
drug-resistant tuberculosis. Marinoff and Schlossberger came up with 
the idea after Marinoff's semester working at a cancer research lab at 
Stony Brook University.
  I want to applaud the accomplishments of these young women. I offer 
my congratulations on their success and commend them on their 
dedication to the study of the medicine.