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This year marks the fifth year of the City of Miami Gardens’ Science and Engineering Fair and each year it gets bigger and better. Well over 300 community members, science enthusiasts and supporters came out to celebrate students and their hard work at the 5th Annual Science and Engineering Fair’s awards ceremony. The event took place on Dec. 8, 2015 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens, Fla.
The City of Miami Gardens’ Science and Engineering Fair is the brain trust of Councilman David Williams Jr., and has become one of the beacon projects in the community. The 2015 event was presented by the City of Miami Gardens, with generous support from St. Thomas University and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Other noted sponsors include Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc., UAIC, Lehman Auto World, Amerigroup Real Solutions, FP&L, Audubon of Florida, Live Healthy Miami Gardens, North Dade Youth and Family Coalition, Early Learning Coalition, The Re-source Room, The Oscar Thomas Foundation, and others.
“Each year I look forward to seeing how much creativity and passion students have placed into these projects,” says Councilman David Williams, Jr. “It is so enlightening to see such sparks of interest in science, engineering and technology, which I know will be beneficial for each of their futures.”
The top 10 winners from the Science and Engineering Fair were as follows: First Place – Leah Anderson, North Dade Center for Modern Language; Second Place – Carjae Duncombe, North Dade Center for Modern Language; Third Place – Jadel Guerrero, Carol City Elementary; Fourth Place – Vaden L. Rafael, North Dade Center for Modern Languages; Fifth Place – Madison Piner, North Dade Center for Modern Languages; Sixth Place – Derrick Larkins, Scott Lake School Elementary; Seventh Place – Peyton Joseph, Brentwood Elementary; Eighth Place – Omari Page, Hibiscus Elementary; Ninth Place – Mikavia Williams, Hibiscus Elementary; and 10th Place – Aden Sanchez, Brentwood Elementary.
Over 100 students competed for cash prizes ranging from $150-$700. Cash prizes were also awarded to parents of the top 15 finishers, courtesy of St. Thomas University. A key high-light of the event included a science presentation by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science that wowed the audience.
With a population of over 107,000, the City of Miami Gardens is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County, covering 20 square miles. Its new city hall is the only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design public facility in America. With over a decade of leadership under its belt, the City is filled with world-class universities, show-stopping entertainment, thriving businesses, exceptional restaurants and shops, and best of all, caring neighborhoods that reflect unity in the community. With stellar events, like Jazz in the Gar-dens, the City of Miami Gardens offers fine cultural enrichment, planting seeds to meet resident needs and continuously cultivating possibilities.
A complete listing of all of the winners from the Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony is attached.
For more information, contact Bernadette Morris at Sonshine Communications at (305) 948-8063.