Sunshine State Scholar and Alternate Announced

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:24pm

Sunshine State Scholar for 2016-2017

Augusto “Trey” de Leon is a Junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Flagler Palm Coast High School. Trey is active in National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, Brainchild Tutoring program, and FPC Marching Band. He is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field while doing biological research in the process.

Sunshine State Scholar Alternate for 2016-2017

Hannah Wisniewski is a Junior at Matanzas High School. She is active in National Honor Society, volunteering with Halifax Urban Ministries, tutoring math students at MHS, and coaching at Palm Coast Gymnastics camps. She is considering pursuing a career in biomedical technology, orthodontics, or a medical doctor.  

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.