Westminster Students Earn Spots at State and International Science Fairs
As a testament to the excellence of its science program and the hard work of its students, six of the 20 Miami-Dade students selected to compete at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in March are from Westminster Christian School. They are: Melanie Deville ‘22, Peter Frometa ‘22, Annalise Garrido ‘23, Isabella Gonzalez ‘23, Manuela Londono '23, and Dante Martinez ‘22. They were selected from the more than 1,000 students who competed at the 65th Annual South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February.
From the 20 State Science Fair delegates, Deville '22 and Martinez '22 were two of only five students selected to represent Florida and advance to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this May in Anaheim, California. The ISEF provides young scientists and engineers from 80 countries, regions and territories an opportunity to share their outstanding STEM research, and compete for nearly $5 million in awards, prizes and scholarships.
Projects from Westminster students at the Fair included topics such as discovering the most efficient design for rocket thrusters, the efficacy of virtual reality in education, and the ability of a natural Chinese medicine to ameliorate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in a fruit fly model.
Special recognition also goes to these Westminster students who earned honors at the Regional Fair:
Honorable Mention: Camila Valdes ‘23 Excellent: Leila Barket ‘22, Daniela Corradine ‘23, Kayla Dumas ‘21, Bjorn Garrido ‘21, Joshua Pike ‘22 Superior: Melanie Deville ‘22, Peter Frometa ‘22, Annalise Garrido ‘23, Isabella Gonzalez ‘23, James Lee ‘22, Manuela Londono ‘23, Dante Martinez ‘22 Naval Recognition Award: Annalise Garrido ‘23 Mu Alpha Theta Award: Peter Frometa ‘22
Please join us in congratulating our Warrior scientists!