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State to recognize Eustis High student for high achievement in STEM

 Eustis STEM

The Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation are recognizing nine of Central Florida’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at the Sunshine State Scholars conference May 19-20. ‘

Representing Lake County Schools is Marion Cahill Harper of Eustis High School.

The two-day conference, presented by Lockheed Martin, celebrates the accomplishments of Florida’s elite students and provides a unique venue for the state’s colleges, universities and employers to recruit their talents.

“I am pleased to congratulate each of these Sunshine State Scholars for receiving this tremendous academic accomplishment and being selected to represent their school districts,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “It is my hope that during this two-day event, these outstanding scholars will learn more about the higher education and career opportunities we have here in Florida and that they will consider pursuing their dreams in the Sunshine State.”

Listed below are the scholars in Central Florida who are being recognized as the highest-achieving eleventh grade students.

  • Brevard County
    • Muhammad Ugur oglu Abdulla, West Shore Junior Senior High School
  • Flagler County
    • Augusto de Leon, III, Flagler Palm Coast High School
  • Lake County
    • Marion Cahill Harper, Eustis High School
  • Orange County
    • Hannah Gordon Breed, Lake Nona High School
    • Navindra Maraj, Colonial High School
    • Daniel Steven Polt, Florida Virtual School
  • Osceola County
    • Angel Antonio Mata-Ramirez, Celebration High School
  • Seminole County
    • Kayla Kalhor, Lake Mary High School
  • Volusia County
    • Benjamin Herstein, Mainland High School

Event sponsors for this year’s Sunshine State Scholars program include Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Universal Orlando, Blue Man Group, Florida Lottery, Helios Education Foundation, Kyra Solutions, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts, Microsoft Corporation, Florida Department of Education – School Choice Office, Florida Power & Light, Publix Super Markets Charities, Arthrex, Inc., IBM, AppRiver, Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida and University of West Florida.