Polo Park Middle School Science Students Win Awards

Polo Park students at the Palm Beach County Science Fair.

Polo Park Middle School recently had 14 students participate in the Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair. From those 14 students, six were selected to be recognized with awards.

Lucas Demattos was recognized by the Navy League of the U.S., Palm Beach Council with the “Outstanding Spirit and Achievement” award. Evan Seith earned a fourth-place award for his project. Michael Niemczyk, Emily Ramirez and Laksshita Vishnuvardhan achieved third-place awards for their work.

For the sixth time in Polo Park’s history, a student earned first-place standing and received advancement to the state science fair. Alejandro Rincon’s project in the category of Environmental Engineering earned the top award, as well as four special recognition awards from the following organizations: the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Pollution Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County, the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award and the South Florida Water Management District.

Rincon will have the honor of representing Polo Park Middle School at the 67th annual State Science and Engineering Fair at the end of March.