Heritage wins big at state science fair

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Heritage students competed in the State Science and Engineering Fair (SEEF) April 4-7. Following both the school and county science fairs, 30 top students were chosen to compete in the state fair, held in Lakeland, Fla, 13 of which were from Heritage. 

Following two rounds of competition held April 4, attendees attended a student mixer at the baseball field at Joker Marchant Stadium. The next day, they visited  Florida Aquarium, where students were able to see wetland animals, penguins and marine life. Following their visit to the aquarium, the students enjoyed lunch in Channelside Mall.

The eight high school students from Heritage all placed in their categories, and seven placed in the top five. Four out of the five middle school students also placed. The top three high school students from Heritage will move on to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), hosted in Dallas, May 13-19. For full results, look below:

High School:

First Place – Jacob Federici

Second Place – Calvin Mathew

Third Place – Emma Colarte Delgado, Anik Bora

Fourth Place – Alejandra Abrasom, Melodi Fugate Akansha Mehta 

Recognition – Maya Neeranjun 

Middle School:

First Place – Olivia Chung

Second Place – Maximus Callis

Third Place – Sohail Hai

Recognition – Ivan Kalashnykov

As a junior, this is Emma’s second year in the Patriot Post and she’s excited to be the Assistant Online Editor this year. Outside of newspaper, she’s involved in and has office positions in Science Research, Key Club, FBLA, Model UN, and other clubs, including honor societies and her own nonprofit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching dramas on Netflix, listening to Taylor Swift, and hanging out with friends. She’s very excited to work on the Patriot Post this year!