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Most Top High School Science Students Have Immigrant Parents

The Intel Science Talent Search is known as the Junior Nobel Prize. Open to high school seniors, it’s a very prestigious math and science competition. The winner gets a $25,000 prize. There were 40 finalists in the 2016 search. Thirty-three were the children of immigrants. That’s 83 percent of the finalists. Their parents came from China, India, Canada, Cyprus, Iran, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, and other countries around the world. Only seven finalists had parents who were both born in the United States.

Read more about the finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search.

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