American Heritage Palm Beach Earns Top Awards At Regional Science Fair

American Heritage Palm Beach students who won honors at the Palm Beach Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

American Heritage Schools’ Palm Beach campus had another extraordinary triumph at the Palm Beach Regional Science & Engineering Fair. For the second consecutive year, 15 of the 30 high school students to represent Palm Beach County at the state science and engineering fair in April will hail from American Heritage.

This also marks the second year that American Heritage has received the Best in Show award. The top placement was earned by Bhav Jain, a freshman and first-year research student. All participating students achieved remarkable success, ranking in the top four in multiple categories, including seven participants who are first-year research students. This accomplishment represents the outstanding work of American Heritage’s students and dedicated faculty and the relentless pursuit of excellence within its research program.

“We are so proud of our American Heritage researchers,” said Iris Thompson, vice principal of the Palm Beach campus upper school. “They are not only completing undergraduate and graduate-level science research in high school, but they have operated and utilized the university-level equipment in our BSL-2 labs under our mentorship. I cannot wait to see how these young people will change the world!”

Students who won awards at the competition include: Chloe Barreto-Massad, Maya Behura, Lahari Challa, Aishwarya Deshpande, Siyuan Du, Samer Elhoushy, Rohan Gandhi, Kayli Harris, Bhav Jain, Samhita Konuru, Devesh Kumaresh, Maya Mohanty, Mili Mohanty, Kasey Moore, Amrita Nayak, Dishika Parikh, Aayushi Ranjan, Sarrinah Saif, Daniela Staton and Catherine Zhao.

The prestigious American Heritage Schools Science Research Institute allows students to work in labs to help find solutions for global issues. The Palm Beach campus boasts a 30,000-square-foot science research, pre-engineering and robotics facility. To enter this advanced research program, students must be nominated by an American Heritage faculty member. Then they must complete an application process, which involves proposing and defending an original, competitive project based on research within the last five years.

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