Twelve students from Sarasota County (8 high school and 4 middle school) qualified to participate in the 2017 State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida following wins in the 2017 STEM Summit in partnership with Sarasota County Schools. This is our third year sending students to SSEF, and the first year sending middle school students. The results were a true testament to the amazing work STEM work being taught in our schools. Nine students from Sarasota County took home awards at SSEF which was held March 28-30, 2017 at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida. 

Sarasota County Schools Winners:

McIntosh Middle
Kassie Greenan (8th grade) – 4th place Earth and Environmental Science / NASA Earth System Science Award
Gavin Putnal (8th grade) – 3rd place Chemistry

Pine View
Sonica Prakash (7th grade)- 4th place Biomedical and Health Sciences

Sarasota High
Codi Elliott (12th grade) – 1st place Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Savannah Jordan (12th grade) – 3rd place Behavioral & Social Sciences
Teerth Patel (12th grade) – 3rd place Biomedical and Health Sciences
Kaitlyn Richards (11th grade) – 3rd place Microbiology
Katie Savage (10th grade) – 2nd place Engineering / Florida Engineering Foundation Award
Josh Yunis (11th grade) – Society for in vitro Biology Award
Josh Yunis (11th) and Ben Klein (12th grade) – South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award

Two of the award recipients, Codi Elliott and Katie Savage from Sarasota High School, will represent Sarasota County at the 2017 Intel International Science Fair in May. Best of luck, Codi and Katie!