The top 10 finalists received $20,000 or more
WASHINGTON — Sara Volz gasped in amazement when she heard her name called. The 17-year-old finalist had just been named the $100,000 grand-prize winner at the March 12 awards gala of the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search.
A high school student from Colorado Springs, Colo., Volz rushed across a stage in the National Building Museum’s Great Hall. Decked out in a lavender satin dress, the teenager laughed and smiled as blue and white balloons rained down on the winners.