Flagler Schools Names Sunshine State Scholar and Alternate

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:34am

Sunshine State Scholar for 2017-2018

Flagler Schools is proud to announce Patrick Argento as the District's Sunshine State Scholar Representative for the 2017-2018 school year.

Patrick is a junior at Matanzas High School where he is active in the school's Robotics Club, Mu Alpha Theta team and the Flagler County Mock Trial team. Patrick says his passion is in mechanical engineering and has plans to attend the University of Florida.


Sunshine State Scholar Alternate for 2017-2018

Roberto Carrascosa is a junior at Flagler Palm Coast High School where he is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program. He has an interest in Biology and hope to gain further insight and experience in a research and lab environment. "Robbie" is active in Future Problem Solvers, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. He has also attended summer Biology camps at the University of Florida and in Boston.


About Sunshine State Scholar Program

(From the Florida Department of Education)

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These four words more than any others define opportunity in the 21st century. If your college major and your desired career trajectory is on one of these paths, you’re in a great state to achieve your goals.

Our colleges and universities are closely aligned with established employers and emerging entrepreneurs in both academic degree programs and visionary research. Florida’s quality of life and economic climate will continue to attract new employers in advanced STEM fields. The commitment of our colleges and universities to research and academic programs in STEM disciplines ensures those employers will have the intellectual firepower to succeed. That’s where you come in.

Your bright future in Florida is only slightly related to our incomparable sunshine. Choose to study, research and work in your home state and you’ll discover clear paths to the contributions you want to make to the world and the problems you want to solve for humanity. It’s all here under the legendary Florida sun.

For additional information on the Sunshine State Scholar Program, click here.