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STEM Alliance of Central Florida recognizes Lake County students and teachers

Several Lake County students and teachers were recognized at the School Board meeting by the STEM Alliance of Central Florida for their excellence in science, technology, engineering and math. The Alliance promotes increases in student performance and proficiency in higher level math and science courses. To achieve this goal, the STEM Alliance of Central Florida School board Coalition designed a STEM Alliance scholar program to serve as an incentive for students starting as early as Grade 7 to be more successful in science, technology, engineering and math courses and to take more advanced courses as they progress through their middle and high school years. In addition, the coalition also supports our outstanding teachers with a PRISM Award for their excellence in teaching in the area of STEM. Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

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 Teacher Award Plaque Teacher Name Grade LevelSchool 
 Elementary PRISM Math TeacherPhillipe Gamain K-6Astatula Elementary
 Elementary PRISM Science TeacherKelly Dodd K-6Grassy Lake Elementary
 Secondary PRISM Math TeacherLisa Johnson 7-12Tavares Middle School
 Secondary PRISM Science TeacherRachel McGhee 7-12Eustis Middle School
2015-2016 PRISM Awards
Student Name
7th Grade Scholars

Most Outstanding ScienceBryce Buchanan
Gray Middle School
Most Outstanding ScienceLuke BurrisTavares Middle School
Most Outstanding Math 
Christian Buenavides-Diaz
Umatilla Middle School  
Most Outstanding MathJackson Cheplick Windy Hill Middle School
8th Grade Scholars
 Most Outstanding ScienceDaniel LegrosWindy Hill Middle School
 Most Outstanding ScienceRen NoblesUmatilla Middle School
 Most Outstanding MathMatthew TombergWindy Hill Middle School
 Most Outstanding MathEmily HarrisonUmatilla Middle School
9th Grade Scholars
 Most Outstanding Science Ariel Modeste South Lake High School
 Most Outstanding Science Reagan Hanawalt Tavares High School
 Most Outstanding Math Rachel Williams Eustis High School
 Most Outstanding Math Brian Parker Schultz Eustis High School
10th Grade Scholars
 Most Outstanding Science Kelly Cavaliere Tavares High School
 Most Outstanding Science Christy Groves South Lake High School
 Most Outstanding Math Andrew Colando Umatilla High School
 Most Outstanding Math Tucker HorsleyTavares High School 
 11th Grade Scholars
 Most Outstanding Science Rishi BasdeoEast Ridge High School 
 Most Outstanding Math Devyn Isbill Tavares High School
 Most Outstanding Math Joshua Hoadley South Lake High School
12th Grade Scholars
 Most Outstanding Science Hannah Faircloth Umatilla High School
 Most Outstanding Math Andrew Mendoza Lake Minneola High School