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Florida Science, Engineering Fair draws 22 from Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando Regional Science and Engineering Fair's top-scoring students recently took their projects to the 55th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. The Grand Awards ceremony was held April 9 at the Orlando Convention Center.

The event recognized the science research efforts and talents of the students of Florida. More than 957 finalists from 37 regional fairs represented the 67 counties of Florida.

Students received category place awards, opportunity/internship awards, scholarships totaling $740,000, and special awards of more than $30,000 from businesses and organizations.

Fourteen of the 22 Hernando students sent to state received some type of award.

"I am very proud of them and how well they represented our county," said Colleen Doulk, secondary science fair coordinator for Hernando County. "Science is alive and well in our schools."

2010 State Science and Engineering Fair awards

Third place: Sumer Doulk, Nature Coast Technical High School, in the behavioral category; Bryn Buckner, Challenger K-8, in the environmental category; and Cole Lanning, Challenger K-8, in chemistry.

Fourth place: Rebecca Laing, Challenger K-8, botany; Joshua Crane, Challenger K-8, computers; and William Vonada, Challenger K-8, earth/space.

Fifth place (recognition award): Alison Wilfong, Challenger K-8, microbiology; and Cole Kolasa, Challenger K-8, zoology.

Certificates, scholarships and cash awards

These Challenger K-8 students won cash: William Vonada, $250; Nicole Sills, $100; Alexa Lacy, $100; Maggie Prestigaicomo, $75; and Cole Lanning, $20.

Other awards: Adam Schuster, Springstead High School, won a plaque and certificate; Alley Rey, of Hernando High School, $250 cash and summer internship; and Christine Sniffen, Nature Coast Technical high School, $75.

Florida Science, Engineering Fair draws 22 from Hernando County 04/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:40pm]
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