The City of Miami Gardens Announces Winners of 7th Annual Science & Engineering Fair

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This year marks the seventh year of the City of Miami Gardens’ Science and Engineering Fair. A brain trust of Councilman David Williams Jr. (Seat 5), the annual event gives students the opportunity to showcase their work in science, engineering and technology, all while competing for cash prizes.

science fairThe 2017 event took place on December 11th at Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus, and then concluded with an awards presentation ceremony on December 12th at Carol City Senior High.

“Each yearI look forward to seeing how much effort and creativity the students put into their projects,” says Councilman Williams. “This year, we received well over 100 entries from students at 22 different schools in the City of Miami Gardens.”

The 2017 Science and Engineering Fair was presented by the City of Miami Gardens, with generous support from Florida International University and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Other noted sponsors included: Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc., Early Learning Coalition, The Resource Room, The Oscar Thomas Foundation, Live Healthy Miami Gardens, Anthony Brunson, P.A., Florida Power & Light, Lehman Auto World, The Muslim Communities Association, and others.

Students participating in the Science and Engineering Fair competed for cash prizes ranging $100 - $750. Cash prizes were also awarded to parents of the top 15 finishers. Winners from the Science and Engineering Fair are as follows:

 

 

Award Place

Amount

Student Name

School Name

1st

$700.00

Alejandro Rodriguez

Lake Stevens Elementary

2nd

$600.00

Michael Liburd

Scott Lake Elementary

3rd

$500.00

Nakia Hawkins

Scott Lake Elementary

4th

$375.00

Alexandria Rios

North Dade Center for Modern Language

5th

$350.00

Jaden Brown

Hibiscus Elementary

6th

$325.00

Cassadaga Diamond

Miami Gardens Elementary

7th

$300.00

Sharene Lawrence

Norwood Elementary

8th

$275.00

Malachi Jackson

Parkway Elementary

9th

$250.00

Ja’Kyia Rolle

Norwood Elementary

10th

$225.00

Shardonay Dailey

Rainbow Park Elementary

11th

$200.00

Khalid Matador

Rainbow Park Elementary

12th

$175.00

James Wimbley

North Glade Elementary

13th

$150.00

Genesis Whitehead

Bunche Park Elementary

14th

$125.00

Altonik Delke

Scott Lake Elementary

15th

$100.00

Amiyah Taylor

Brentwood Elementary

 

Special Awards:

 

Award Title

Amount

Name(s) of Recipients

School Name

FIU Award of Promise

$750.00

Gabrielle Placide

Lake Stevens Elementary

Annie Neasman/Jessie Trice Community Health System Award


$250.00


Emily Pichardo


Hibiscus Elementary

Betty T. Ferguson Community Award

$250.00

Hibiscus Elementary

Principal Award

$100.00

Valerie Gilchrist

Hibiscus Elementary

Principal Award

$100.00

Dr. Maria A. Castaigne

North Dade Center for Modern Language

Doris Hart Science Teacher Award

$150.00

Sieta Mobley

Hibiscus Elementary

Doris Hart Science Teacher Award

$150.00

Shontel Holts-Rich

North Dade Center for Modern Language

David Williams Jr. Award

$250.00

Roxie Ann Taylor

N/A

David Williams Jr. Award

$250.00

Lashawn Walker

N/A

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (A & M)

$250.00

Ja’Kyia Rolle

Norwood Elementary

Sonshine Environmental Award

$150.00

Kiarra Green

Bunche Park Elementary

Parent Award

$100.00 each

Awarded to parents of the top 15 finishers

Various

Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science Award

The school with most placed top 25 finishers will receive a free Field day from the Museum of Science


Hibiscus Elementary

Richard Allen Award

$200.00

Niara Oliver

Norwood Elementary

 

About the City of Miami Gardens


The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003, and is the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. With a population of approximately 113,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in Florida and boasts many Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The City hosts the annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival, and hosted the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl™, Super Bowl XLIV™, 2013 Orange Bowl and 2013 BCS National Championship game. The City has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community and economic development, and has gained a reputation for being a hot destination in South Florida. www.miamigardens-fl.gov.

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