Hundreds of parents and coordinators packed the auditorium of Santaluces High School for the 2012 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards that took place on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The excitement of watching the students receive their 1st through 4th place awards was overwhelming. Dozens of the special awards that were given to the students were sponsored by various community partners that believe in the talent of Palm Beach County students.
“These are the students that will become the researchers who find the cure for cancer, develop new technologies that solve the energy crisis, and make the world a better place in more ways than there is space to name,” added Gregory Goebel, Science Program Planner.
The competition was particularly stiff this year which made the selection of the top 40 projects across all categories extremely difficult. These 40 projects will be entered into Florida’s 58th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) being held in Lakeland, FL from March 26 – 28, 2013.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast will be awarding each SSEF participant with a cash award of at least $100.00. Scripps FL will be awarding each student with a medal and gift card to The Gardens Mall when they showcase their projects there on CELLebrate Science Day on February 2, 2013.
The 40 SSEF invitees from the Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair are as follows:
Junior Division (Grades 6-8)
Rachel Caspar – Jupiter MS
Austin Consagra – Wellington Landings MS
Bahar Daryaee – Saint Juliana Catholic School
Brittany Duffey – Loggers’ Run MS
Ray Jia – Loggers’ Run MS
Edwin Kling – Jeaga MS
Lindsay Maclachlan – Independence MS
Madison McCue – Bak MSOA
Sarah Palumbo – Eagles Landing MS
Logan Perkins – St. Mark’s Episcopal School
Julia Raymond – Rosarian Academy
Rachel Reyblat – Omni MS
Senior Division (Grades 9-12)
Sarah Barden – A.W. Dreyfoos SOA
Catherine Chen – A.W. Dreyfoos SOA
Anthony Coons – American Heritage School
Daniel Dufresne – Palm Beach Central HS
Carle Dugan – Palm Beach Central HS
Savannah Flak – A.W. Dreyfoos SOA
Goda Graudinis – Palm Beach Central HS
Maria Elena Grimmett – Oxbridge Academy
Anuradha Gulati – Suncoast HS
Jessica Hamorsky – A.W. Dreyfoos SOA
Ximena Hasbach – A.W. Dreyfoos SOA
Joshua Hellerstein – Suncoast HS
Sylvie Hyman – Spanish River HS
Tristin Jones – American Heritage School
Alexandra Kaye – Palm Beach Lakes HS
Elizabeth Le – Palm Beach Central HS
Christine Leeds – Palm Beach Central HS
Ryan Meingasner – Seminole Ridge HS
Alex Naum – Palm Beach Central HS
Gray Newfield – Oxbridge Academy
Anthony Olive – Palm Beach Central HS
Andrew O’Neill – Suncoast HS
Leah Parker – Forest Hill HS
Blayke Polselli – Suncoast HS
Zachary Solloway – Park Vista HS
Alexander Todor – Suncoast HS
Christopher Wan – A.W. Dreyfoos SOA
Paul Wassel – Seminole Ridge HS
Click here to see the list of ALL winners on the county science fair website.
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors for contributing to our efforts of rewarding students for excellence in science. We welcome future contributions from individuals or groups that would like to encourage students to continue to explore science and develop research techniques,” said Mr. Goebel.
For more information, contact Gregory Goebel, 6-12 Science Program Planner, at 561-357-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Affairs Contact: Natalia Arenas – (561) 357-7662 – email@example.com