Area Students Excel At Science & Engineering Fair

Several local middle and high school students represented Palm Beach County at the 2013 State Science & Engineering Fair in Lakeland. Their projects covered many areas of scientific investigation in the physical and biological sciences.

“They definitely represented our county well as over half of these students received an award at the state level,” Secondary Science Program Planner Gregory Goebel said.

Competitors Christopher Wan, Ryan Meingasner, Andrew O’Neill, Maria Elena Grimmett, Alexandra Kaye, Savannah Flak and Zachary Solloway have been invited to represent Palm Beach County at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.

The international fair will be held May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.

In addition to winning first place, Wan, a student at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts, received the Grand Award in the Physical Sciences division.

High school winners were as follows:

First Place — Christopher Wan, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts.

Second Place — Ryan Meingasner, Seminole Ridge High School; Andrew O’Neill, Suncoast High School; and Maria Elena Grimmett, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches.

Third Place — Alexandra Kaye, Palm Beach Lakes High School; Zachary Solloway, Park Vista High School; and Savannah Flak, Dreyfoos.

Fourth Place — Ximena Hasbach, Dreyfoos; Joshua Hellerstein, Suncoast; and Alexander Naum, Palm Beach Central High School.

Honorable Mention — Anthony Olive, Palm Beach Central; Alexander Todor, Suncoast; and Anthony Coons, American Heritage School of Boca/Delray.

Recognition Award — Goda Graudinis, Palm Beach Central; Sarah Barden, Dreyfoos; and Tristin Jones, American Heritage.

In the middle school category, Austin Consagra of Wellington Landings Middle School took fourth place.

For more information, contact Greg Goebel at (561) 357-1128 or


Above: Several local students represented Palm Beach County at the State Science & Engineering Fair.