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Sunshine State Scholars Announced

Sunshine State Scholars Announced

Wednesday morning (December 20, 2023), Superintendent LaShakia Moore and Director of Teaching and Learning Jeff Reaves surprised a pair of Flagler Schools high school juniors.

The first stop was at Matanzas High School. Violet Ochrietor was named the District's primary Sunshine State Scholar. Violet plans to double major in Behavioral Neuroscience and Criminology. Her dream is to become an FBI psychological profiler.

The "prize patrol" then moved to Flagler Palm Coast High School, where Angelina Manjarres was named the District's alternate Sunshine State Scholar. Angelina plans on becoming a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist.

Every school district in Florida selects its top 11th-grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). As the Flagler Schools primary representative, Violet will travel with her parents to Orlando this spring to participate in a two-day program bringing together top scholars from across the state. They will be connected with employers that specialize in the STEM fields. Students are allowed to create a networking opportunity with these employers and the schools from Florida's College and State University System.

You can find additional Sunshine State Scholars program information by clicking on this link.

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