Students Win at Annual State Science Fair

At the 63rd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (SSEF) Episcopal senior Katie Nicholson was named a Ying Scholar, which is the highest award presented at the competition, for her investigation of chicken embryo development. As the recipient of this prestigious award, Katie will represent the State of Florida at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. The award was accompanied by a plaque, a check for $1,000 and a traveling trophy which will be on display at Episcopal for one year. Katie was competing with more than 900 middle and high school students from around the state at the three day event for place awards, cash prizes and scholarships. The only other student from Duval County to be named a Ying Scholar in the last 15 years was Carly Crump, ’15.

In addition to Katie, Julia Downes and Isaac Zhang will present their science projects at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 13-18 in Pittsburgh.  Julia investigated the biofortification of Romaine lettuce and Isaac explored 3-D printing techniques. 

Other Episcopal award winners at this year’s SSEF were: 
Jack Barksdale ’19
Ashton Body ’20
Marco McGowan ’19
Sam Williams ’19
Adrien Zhu ’18