Local Student Places Third at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) students competed in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair along with approximately 1,700 other students representing 77 countries from around the world. Koushal Rao, the 2016 Lincoln Park Academy valedictorian, was awarded third place in the category of Biomedical Sciences.  His project, “Targeting Mistranslation in Cancer Therapy” aligns with his college and career goals of entering the medical field.

Joining Rao at the 2016 INTEL Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, were Haniya Shareef whose project entitled “Can Anareobic Soil Distribution Create a Disease-Suppressive Soil…” focused on plant sciences and Reddy Shreya’s project entitled “A Cost Efficient Solution to Citrus Root Destruction: Developing a Defensible Barrier against Citrus Root Weevils Using a Methixanthine Affect” targeted the study of Earth and the environment.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent celebrated the students, their teachers, and their parents for the award and participation at the INTEL Fair.  He said, “Our students’ talents are recognized at the local, state, and international levels. SLPS will continue to provide a rich and robust array of academic opportunities to support their interests and prepare them to be competitive in the global workforce.”

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The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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SLPS students Sheyra Reddy, Haniya Shariff, and Koushal Rao joined approximately 1,700 other students from around the world at the 2016 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona.