Pinellas School System Chooses Two for State Scholars Program
The program recognizes students who excel in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – courses.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Two of the Pinellas County School District’s top students have been chosen for the 2017 Sunshine State Scholars Program.
The program recognizes the state’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars from each district.
The district chose Andrew Whigham of Seminole High School and Virginia Weaver of Boca Ciega High School. The students will have the opportunity to join their peers from around the state at the 2017 Sunshine State Scholars program May 19-20 in Orlando.
If one of Sunshine State Scholars is unable to attend, another top STEM student, Jacob Siegel of Countryside High School, will have the opportunity to attend the program.
The Sunshine State Scholars program is made possible by a partnership between the Florida Education Foundation, the Division of Florida Colleges, the State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education. In addition to honoring the scholars and celebrating their accomplishments, the foundation invites representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities to meet with the students and discuss career and post secondary opportunities in Florida.
For information about the program, go to fldoe.org.
Photos of Andrew Whigham, Virginia Weaver and Jacob Siegel courtesy of Pinellas County SchoolS.
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