Math at the Mall: The Hillsborough County Elementary Math Council and Westfield Citrus Park will host Math at the Mall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event provides kindergarten through fifth-graders an opportunity to apply mathematics in a real world setting. Students will go through the mall collecting data and applying problem-solving skills. Estimation stations will be set up throughout the mall where students can test their skills. Several elementary schools will host a hands-on activity table where students can use their problem-solving skills to complete a mathematical activity. The event will be held in the Macy's Court at Westfield Citrus Park, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center.
Aye matey, we love teachers: Project PROMISE, the Hillsborough County School District's program for at-risk students, hosts its 4th annual National Teacher Appreciation Week event Wednesday at the Florida Aquarium. The event theme, a PIRATES Ball, recognizes the Prepared, Informed, Ready, and Accomplished Teachers providing Educational Support to a delicate student population. More than 120 teachers, staff, family, friends and volunteers will celebrate and support the future of Project PROMISE. In honor of these teachers, the Starfish Scholarship Fund will launch National Teacher Appreciation Week. The fund supports education-related services and activities. Contact Sherell Wilson at (813) 272-4852.
Student winners: A number of Hillsborough County students took home honors at the state Science and Engineering Fair last month in Lakeland. More than 1,000 students from across the state competed in the largest academic contest in Florida.
Junior Division winners: Hannah Keller of Davidsen Middle School earned a first place in behavioral and social sciences. Yasmine Aziz from Barrington Middle School placed second in behavioral and social sciences. Margaret Parrish of Adams was a second place winner in earth and planetary science. Megan Birnholz of Randall Middle School won second place in environmental sciences. Benjamin Glow of Greco Middle School brought home a fourth place in biochemistry. Junior division students receiving special awards were Hannah Keller, two special awards (Davidsen), Benjamin Glow (Greco), Elizabeth Corn (Davidsen), Keian Hudson (Tomlin) and Margaret Parrish (Adams). Recognition was given to Amrutha Ajjarapu (Benito), Aryan Patidar (Williams), Ilenia Armstrong (Bartels) and Gabriella Gonzalez (Bartels). Richa Bisht (Bartels) received an honorable mention.
Senior Division winners: Middleton High School's Alejandro Robles took a third place in computer sciences and earned a special award. Fourth place finishes in Senior Division went to Joshua Glow (King) environmental science, Rachita Das (King) medicine and health, and Samra Kazim (Tampa Bay Tech) medicine and health. Michelle Skelton (King) earned a special award in senior division mathematics. Kurtis Christiansen (King) was awarded an honorable mention in senior division engineering.