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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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850-245-0413

Sunshine State Scholars Program Recognizes South Florida's Top Stem Students

- Program honors Florida students who excel in science, technology, engineering, and math -

Tallahassee, Fla., February 27, 2013 - South Florida's highest-achieving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students joined their peers from across the state in Orlando to be honored during the 2013 Sunshine State Scholars program. The two-day awards and recruitment event celebrated the accomplishments of these elite students and provided a unique venue for Florida's colleges and universities to recruit their talents. Each school district selected the top eleventh-grade STEM scholar to participate.

The Sunshine State Scholars program is possible because of collaboration among the Florida Education Foundation, the Division of Florida Colleges, the State University System of Florida, and the Florida Department of Education. Event sponsors of this year's program include AT&T, State Farm, Helios Education Foundation, Universal Orlando Resort, Gulf Power Company, The Florida Lottery, Florida Trend Magazine, and Capital City Bank. For more information about the event, visit Sunshine State Scholars.

A list of South Florida's Sunshine State Scholars is below.

District Scholar School
Broward Lirun Ronen Deerfield Beach High School
Broward Lokbondo Kung Cypress Bay High School
Miami-Dade Anthony Llopis Miami Lakes Educational Center
Miami-Dade Ross Piper Dr. Michael Krop High School
FAU Lab School Phoebe Chu FAU Lab School
Monroe Brock Guzman Key West High School
Palm Beach Shreyash Agrawal Suncoast High School
Palm Beach Montita Sowapark Boca Raton Community High School