Akash Nandi, a St. Anthony's senior, has been named a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.
Nandi's topic was: "Can confidence obstruct the path to success? An examination of personal and social factors that may impact an adolescent's tendency to engage in high-risk behaviors."
The Woodbury resident is one of 300 seniors around the country to reach the semi-final level, and one of 52 students from Long Island.
The 40 national finalists will be announced at the end of the month.