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Long Island high school senior finalist in prestigious science competition for groundbreaking cancer research [Video]

HUNTINGTON, Long Island (WABC) — Miah Margiano is a senior at St. Anthony’s High School, and she has had big dreams for more than a decade. However, she was still ecstatic when she got the phone call.

“I basically screamed after it ended, although I held my composure together when I answered,” Margiano said.

Margiano is one of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Talent Search – the oldest and most prestigious science competition in the nation.

“She is not only being looked at for her extraordinary research she has done, but she is also being looked at as a future scientific leader,” said Society for Science CEO Maya Ajmera.

It is because, for Margiano, fighting pediatric cancer is not just an academic obsession – when she was only seven, she needed a life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukemia.

“When people come down with horrible illnesses, you always try to have an explanation of why, right? …

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