Twelve Students Honored at State Science Fair, Three Headed to International Fair

Three students from the School District of Palm Beach County have qualified to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for their share of more than $5 million in prizes and scholarships.

Ray Jai, from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Kaylee Cunningham from Olympic Heights High School, and Rishu Mohanka from Suncoast High School will participate in the fair, being held in Pittsburgh next month.

Thanks to the generosity of Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast and the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation, the students will participate in Intel ISEF at no cost to their families.  

The three were among 19 students who represented the District in the Florida State Science & Engineering Fair Lakeland last month. After presenting their original science and engineering projects to doctoral-level researchers in their field, 12 of the students were recognized for their outstanding work with special awards, place awards, and scholarship nominations.

And the winners are… 

Student School
Ray Jia Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Karen Copeland Alexander W Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Lylybell Zhou Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Matthew Grabasch Boynton Beach Community High 
Lauren McDonough Don Estridge High Tech Middle
Tristan Stinchcomb Forest Hill Community High 
Vasilios Apostolopoulos Forest Hill Community High 
Maxwell Scherer Loggers’ Run Middle 
Alexander Stone Loggers’ Run Middle 
Kaylee Cunningham Olympic Heights Community High 
Danielle Hardeman Palm Beach Central High 
Lindsey Miller Palm Beach Central High 
Camille Zywczyk Palm Beach Central High 
Marina Karki Palm Beach Central High 
Courtney Sgaliardich Palm Beach Central High 
Brionna Longest Seminole Ridge High 
John-Mark Phillips Seminole Ridge High 
Rishu Mohanka Suncoast Community High 
Nikita Thomas Suncoast Community High