On January 7th, I announced that 300 exceptional high school students had been chosen as semifinalists for the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a prestigious honor for young talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  I remember waiting by the mailbox as a student at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics with excitement and anticipation hoping that my research project was selected for the Science Talent Search. My project, "Isolation and Characterization of a Tetracycline Resistant Plasmid of an Animal Isolate, Streptococcus faecalis, SF2" was