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Another Successful Charity Shoot

Thank you to all of our 2015 Charity Shoot sponsors, participants, board members and winners!  What a wonderful day we had on Saturday.


Foundation Sponsors: Bill and Mary Ann Becker, George E. Warren Corporation, the Georgia Welles Family, Piper Aircraft, John and Judi O'Steen, and Toyota of Vero Beach.
Host Sponsor: Windsor
Game Driven Simulation Sponsors: Cary and Patrice Stowe, Guy and Dede Snowden, and Geri Skirkanich.
Quadruple Three-Stand Sponsor: The Thomas F. and Clementine L. Mullan Foundation
Award Sponsor: Hudson Advisor Services

First Place Winners: Alastair Kennedy, Ben Bailey and Guy Snowden
Second Place Winners: Lee Etheredge, Jeff Luther, and John O'Steen
Third Place Winners: Todd Marchant, Deke Welles, and Austin Barnard

16 Students Take Top Honors at 2015 State Science Fair

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce that 16 students, representing 6 public and independent schools, took top honors at the 60th State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida.  The competition was held on April 1, 2015 at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland Florida.  23 students received state bids to compete through the Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair that was held on January 31, 2015.


Indian River County Award Winners (in alphabetical order):
Fahad  Ahmed, Saint Edward’s Upper School, 11th grade:
3rd place – Behavioral Sciences – Senior Division

Sarah A. Bickel, Storm Grove Middle School, 6th grade:
3rd place – Behavioral Sciences – Junior Division

Jacob M. Carnell, Saint Edward’s Middle School, 7th grade:
Junior Recognition – Botany
$50 cash award from the Florida Museum of Natural History

Nishanth Chalasani, Saint Edward’s Upper School, 11th grade:
4th place – Microbiology – Senior Division

Cheyenne L. Dong (12th grade) & Alexi K. Dong (9th grade), Indian River Charter High School:
4th place – Environmental – Senior Division

Martha Grudens, Sebastian River High School, 10th grade:
2nd place – Physics – Senior Division
$200 cash award from Critical Minds
Certificate of Recognition and Laptop Backpack – United Sates Air Force

Branden Houck, Indian River Charter High School, 12th grade:
$100 cash award - The Trescot Award

Olivia J. Lazorik, Saint Edward’s Middle School, 7th grade:
1st place, Zoology, Junior Division
$100 cash award – The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Liam R. Livingston, Storm Grove Middle School, 6th grade:
Honorable Mention – Junior Division – Chemistry

Heather and Zoe Nevins, Storm Grove Middle School, 8th grade:
Junior Recognition – Mathematics
$50 cash award (to each of them) from the Florida Association of Science Supervisors

Kylie Oakes, Saint Edward’s Middle School, 7th grade:
3rd place, Microbiology, Junior Division
Omar Shareef, Saint Edward’s Middle School, 8th grade:
1st place, Zoology, Junior Division
$100 cash award from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Winner Awards
Certificate of recognition and nominations packet from Broadcom Masters

Sana Shareef, Saint Edward’s Upper School, 9th grade:
1st place, Zoology, Senior Division
$500 cash award from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Innovation Award
$250 cash award from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Winner Awards
Certificate of Recognition from the United State Department of Agriculture

Abby Stenn, Gifford Middle School, 6th grade:
4th place, Zoology, Junior Division

Griffin Wagner, Storm Grove Middle School, 7th grade:
Honorable Mention, Junior Division, Physics

The following students also participated at the State Science Fair:
• Benjamin Baker, Storm Grove Middle School, 8th grade
• Cassidy Marie Blair, Oslo Middle School, 6th grade
• Abigail Hofer, Oslo Middle School, 6th grade
• Clara Masseau, Saint Edward’s Upper School, 9th grade
• Teana Tee, Saint Edward’s Upper School, 9th grade
• Trisha Tee, Saint Edward’s Upper School, 9th grade

Congratulations to all of the 23 students who travelled to Lakeland, FL on Tuesday, March 31st to participate in the State Science Fair. 

Congratulations to Sana Shareef

INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR

Congratulations to Sana Shareef, a Freshman at St. Edward's Upper School, who was selected to be a finalist at this year's INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair . The fair is being held in Pittsburgh, PA on May 10th through the 15th.
 
We are all so excited for Sana!
 
 

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