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									February 1, 2009
                                            Cynthia Falardeau, Executive Director
PRESS RELEASE                               Education Foundation
Immediate Release                           564-0034 (office)
                                            director@edfoundationirc.org

    More than $650,000 Awarded at Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The Education Foundation of Indian River County held its annual Indian River Regional Science
and Engineering Fair this past weekend. More than 400 students competed for over $650,000 in
academic prizes, cash awards and scholarships. This represents the largest distribution of awards
since the program began more than 17 years ago.

Below is a complete list of all elementary and secondary division winners. The Foundation
would like to thank the entire community for their tremendous support to make the fair a success.
Congratulations to all of our winners!

                      IRRSEF Elementary Winners – Science Fair 2009

              Kelly Hudson Teacher Recognition Award – Ms Kim Slade, Thompson Magnet
              Environmental Learning Center Award
              Jose Velazquez - Dodgertown
              Damean Murphy-Short - Highlands
              Julia Visser - Beachland
              Jordan Evens – Glendale
              The Walter and Toni Robinson Renewable Energy Award –
                     Jamie Robertson and Brian Gagnon – Citrus
                     Adrian Marceleno and Gavin Hyndman – Fellsmere
              Piper Aircraft 4th grade Award – Matteo Bordoli and Sean Hoggatt –
                     Beachland
              National City Foundation Award – Kindergarten –
                     Mrs. Serra’s Class – Vero Beach Elementary

              George E. Warren Award – Abigail Durant – Sebastian
              John and Jennifer Taylor Family Award – Maria Roch
                     – Indian River Home School
              Carol Dressler Award – Lavar Holloway and Feliciano Perez
                     – Vero Beach Elementary
              The William Bingham Foundation – Mrs. Whelan’s Class - Vero Beach
              Elementary
              Mary Ann Bishop Award – Sarah Storey – Dodgertown
                                       - Elind Flores – Fellsmere
              Pro-spine 5th Grade Award – Fahad Ahmed – Saint Edwards
Best of Show – K – 4th Grade – Armand Ercoli – Osceola
Best of Show – 5th Grade – Kim Toperzer – Liberty Magnet

1st Place – Kindergarten- Sarah Hedin and Delaney Jones – Saint Helen
2nd Place – Kindergarten – Mary Bennett and Luc Granitur – Beachland
3rd Place – Kindergarten – Paityn Johnston and Thomas Durstin – Treasure Coast

1st place – 1st Grade Rachel Hunt – Indian River Home School
2nd Place – 1st Grade Mikayla Willaman and Arlicia Ryan
Thompson Magnet
3rd Place – 1st Grade - Abigail Durant – Sebastian Elementary

1st Place – 2nd Grade- Maria Roch – Indian River Home School
2nd Place – 2nd Grade- Kate Hassell and Randy Visser – Beachland
3rd Place – 2nd Grade - Brian Gagnon and Jamie Robertson – Citrus

1st Place – 3rd Grade- Sarah Garavaglia and Spencer Cady - Beachland
2nd Place – 3rd Grade- Lindsay Barkett and Jacob Livingston – Osceola
3rd Place – 3rd Grade - Rachel Montgomery – Saint Helen

1st Place – 4th Grade Team A – Zachary Roch – Indian River Home School
2nd Place – 4th Grade Team A – Cate Hurley – Saint Edwards
3rd Place – 4th Grade Team A – Ian Lazan and Barrett Rhymes –Beachland

1st Place – 4th Grade Team B – Armand Ercoli – Osceola
2nd Place – 4th Grade Team B – Matteo Bordoli and Sean Hoggatt – Beachland
3rd Place – 4th Grade Team B – Jake Lupin – Saint Edwards

1st Place – 5th Grade Team A- Kim Toperzer – Liberty Magnet
2nd Place – 5th Grade Team A – Donald Christman - Highlands
3rd Place – 5th Grade Team A – Fahad Ahmed – Saint Edwards

1st Place – 5th Grade Team B – Zachary Roberts - Beachland
2nd Place – 5th Grade Team B – Sarah Storey - Dodgertown
3rd Place – 5th Grade Team B – Robbie Biehl – Saint Edwards

1st Place – 5th Grade Team C – Ben Santangelo and Scott Morgan – Saint Helen
2nd Place – 5th Grade Team C- Emma Albrecht – Pelican Island
3rd Place – 5th Grade Team C- Olivia Oriaku – Saint Edwards

1st Place – 5th Grade Team D- Brendan Manor - Rosewood
2nd Place – 5th Grade Team D- Sophie Siegel - Beachland
3rd Place – 5th Grade Team D – Sunday Praolini - Dodgertown
3rd Place – 5th Grade Team D – Gabrielle Westenberger – Treasure Coast
              1st Place – 5th Grade Team E – Julia Visser - Beachland
              2nd Place – 5th Grade Team E – Lauren Kenney – Saint Helen
              3rd Place – 5th Grade Team E – Jordan Evens - Glendale

IRRSEF Secondary Science Fair 2009

Indian River State College – Hannah Smoot ($1,000 scholarships)
                             Hannah Burnett ($1,000 scholarships)
State Bid and Harriet Wilkes Honors College ($8,000 scholarships)
       Maike Fillmer
       Savannah Geary
       Alex Hagood
        Sami Hashmi
       Kirk Henf
       Tamara Hunt
       Ronnie Israel
       Unnati Jain
       Jordan Kutner
       Samuel Kornicks
       Eric Lambert
       Allison MacKay
       Evan MacKay
       Adrian Olaya-Pineda
       Stephanie Rosser
       Emily Salvador
       Abby Sanchez
       Sarah Sarnoski
       Katelyn Ward
       Anna Yoon
       Kimmy Zerega
       Ryan Zerega

International Bid
Sarah Sarnoski
Allison MacKay

Best of Show - Junior and winner of the Education Foundation Award – Unnati Jain
Best of Show – Senior and winner of the John E. Moore President’s Award – Allison MacKay

Florida Institute of Technology Scholarship
Allison MacKay ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Samuel Kornicks ($40,000 - $10,000 per year for four years)
Sarah Sarnoski ($40,000 - $10,000 per year for four years)
Kirk Henf ($40,000 - $10,000 per year for four years)
Victoria Damutz ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years
Maike Fillmer ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Jeffrey Liguori ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years
Katelyn Ward ($40,000 - $10,000 per year for four years)
Stephanie Rosser ($40,000 - $10,000 per year for four years)
Carina Seagrave ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Dabeer Hussain ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Hannah Burnett($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Hannah Smoot, ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Schuyler Roseland ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Robert Ringeisen ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)

Dyer Automotive Biochemistry Award: Daniel Forsythe


Quail Valley Charities Biochemistry Award
Nicole Bolton

Syngenta Botony Award
Jackie Steill

Dyer Automotive Chemistry Award
Alexandria Morcello

Seaside Construction Engineering Award
Delaney Polk

Syngenta Environmental Award
Summer Bracken

Piper Aircraft Math Award
John Atherton

Pro-Spine Medicine and Health Award
Meredith Baker

Gerry and Petra Thistle Family Physics Award
John Blair

Bruce and Lucy Hendricks Family Physics Award
Daniel Blasco

Dr. Gary Freed Physics Award
Lauren Browning

Chris and Sue Tompkins Zoology Award
Cheyenne Dong
National City Team Physical Award
Daniel Semkow and Chad Martin


Dr. Cary and Mrs. Patrice Stowe Team Biological Award
Madison Brister and Nicki Goodson

Pete’s Personal Picks
Austin Valentino
Sarah McCain
Chistopher Dangerfield
Humberto Echegary
Ceazar Orjaliza

Boys and Girls Club Environmental Award
Premise Derisse

Twenty First Century Engineering Award
Michael Capen

Robin Pechter Excellence in Communication Award
Hannah Burnett
Hannah Smoot
Allison MacKay
Sarah Sarnoski

X-Stream Systmes Creativity Award
Tamara Hunt

O’Toole-Evans Scientific Research Award
Victoria Damutz

The Fichtelman Family Award
Sarah Sarnoski ($500 cash award)

Florida Water Pollution Control Operators Award
Junior 1st place - Kristianna DeBlasio
Junior 2nd place - Karen Wetzel
Senior 1st place- Allison MacKay
Senior 2nd place - Colin MacKay

Dr. R. Keith Chapman Award
Senior – Nicole Gagnon
Junior – Emma Olmstead
John Pearse Computer Science Award
CO 551 Maike Fillmer

Florida Power and Light Earth and Space Award
Mark Gaspich

Yale Science and Engineering Association, Inc. Award
Kirk Henf

Pelican Island Audubon Society Award
Alissa Albrecht
Justin Suen

Elizabeth Thomas Statistics Awards
Kirk Henf
Maike Fillmer
Allison MacKay
Samuel Kornicks
Marion Cannon
Zoey Neudeck – Vanessa Velasquez - Team
Victoria Damutz
Sarah Sarnoski

Richard Carr Inspiration Award
Andrea Moscoso
Zachary Weinstein
Brianna Barrows - Alicia Hasselmann- Team
Gabriela Portmann

Association for Women Geoscientists
Alissa Albrecht

Mu Alpha Theta
Samuel Kornicks

David Jones Engineering Award
Lars Hall
Tamara Hunt

Indian River Regional Alumni Recognition of Science Award
Jacob Steinfeld
Anna Yoon

The Vero Beach High School Award for Excellence in Science Research Awards
Mykhue Nguyen-Tran
Robby Ringeisen and Schuyler Roseland
Sam Kornicks
Dabeer Hussain and Carina Seagrave

American Meteorological Society Award
Nicole Brownstein
American Psychological Association Award
Olivia Tardif

Association for Women Geoscientists
Alissa Albrecht

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
Maike Filmer

National Society of Professional Engineers
Ceazar Orjaliza

U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps
Nicole Gagnon
Samuel Kornicks
Allison MacKay

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award
Ember Courtney

ASM Materials Education Foundation Award
Kimmy Zerega

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award
Madison Bracken

Law Offices of Brown, Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta, P. A. Scholarship Award
Allison MacKay ($2,000 scholarship)

Indian River State College
Hannah Smoot ($1,000 scholarship)
Hannah Burnett ($1,000 scholarship)

Embry – Riddle Aeronautical Scholarship Award ($20,000 - $5,000 per year for four years)
Hope McGeady

Junior Division Behavioral and Social Science
1st Place Ian Leveton
2nd Place Andrea Moscoso
3rd Place Colleen Quigley
4th Place Savannah Gillespie
Junior Division Biochemistry
 3rd Place
Kirby Boyette
2nd Place
Nicole Bolton
1st Place
Alex Hagood

Senior Division Biochemistry
1st Place
Matthew Susi

Junior Division Botany Team A
1st Place Ryan Zerega
2nd Place Spencer Woodard
3rd Place Jacob Steinfeld
4th Place Ryan Alvey


Junior Division Botany Team B
1st Place Abby Sanchez
2nd Place Dalton Hull
3rd Place Alexander D’Haeseleer

Senior Division Botany
1st Place Sarah Sarnoski
2nd Place Amira Al-Khatib
3rd Place Jesus Moreno

Junior Division Earth and Space
1st Place Nicolette Brownstein
2nd Place Sarah McCain
3rd Place Alex Brocksmith and Mark Gaspich

Junior Division Engineering Team A
1st Place Hope McGeady
2nd Place James Spinella
3rd Place Lucas Hirsch
4th Place Matt McCoy

Junior Division Engineering Team B
1st Place Kimmy Zerega
2nd Place Cole Herzik
3rd Place Lars Hall
4th Place Tamara Hunt
Senior Division Engineering
1st Place Ceazar Orjaliza

Junior Division Environmental Team A
1st Place Alissa Albrecht
2nd Place Ember Courtney
3rd Place James Pheneger
4th Place Hunter Harris

Junior Division Environmental Team B
1st Place Anna Yoon
2nd Place Courtney Henf
3rd Place Amber Webb
4th Place Summer Bracken

Senior Division Environmental
1st Place Allison MacKay
2nd Place Justin Suen
3rd Place Lucy Sexton

Junior Division Chemistry Team A
1st Place Unnati Jain
2nd Place Sarah Lambert
3rd Place Gabriella Darcangelo
4th Kalin Gabbert


Junior Division Chemistry Team B
1st Place Daniel Salvador
2nd Place Melissa Tench
3rd Matthew Ten Eyck
4th Kathryn Borruso

Senior Division Chemistry
1st Place Kirk Henf
2nd Place Victoria Demutz
3rd Place Leo Cury

Senior Division Computer Science
1st Place Maike Filmer

Junior Division Mathematics
1st Place Keeshia Escobar
2nd Place Maxwell Leu
3rd Place Kevin Heckman
4th Place Josh Grotke

Senior Division
1st Place Samuel Kornicks
2nd Place Jeffrey Liguori

Junior Division Medicine and Health
1st Place Meredith Baker
2nd Place Kara Robinson
3rd Place Kiersten Morrison

Junior Division Microbiology
1st Place Adriana Olaya-Pineda
2nd Place Evan MacKay
3rd Place Dylan Moss
4th Place David Polge

Senior Division Microbiology
1st Place Sami Hashmi
2nd Place Colin MacKay
3rd Place Mykhue Nguyen-Tran

Junior Division Physics and Astronomy Team A
1st Place Kimberly Bucaccio
2nd Place Ian Debus
3rd Place Dylan Burns
4th Place Jenna Schepers

Junior Division Physics and Astronomy Team B
1st Place Danielle Nowak
2nd Place Julian Grudens
3rd Andrew Casalino
4th Ashley Montgomery

Senior Division Physics and Astronomy
1st Place Jacob Mingear
2nd Place Andrew Holden
3rd Place Michael Iannucci
4th Place Sam McCoy

Junior Division Zoology
1st Place Jordan Kutner
2nd Place Daniel Reascos
3rd Place Emma Olmstead
4th Place Christina Jones
Senior Division Zoology
1st Place Emily Salvador
2nd Place Nicole Gagnon

Junior Division Team Biology
1st Place Giordano Bordoli and Delaney Willson
2nd Place Eric Lambert and Ronnie Israel

Senior Division Team Biology
1st Place Robby Ringeisen and Schuyler Roseland
2nd Place Hannah Burnett and Hannah Smoot
3rd Place Brooke Evans and Hannah Paperno
4th Place Dabeer Hussain and Carina Seagrave

Junior Division Team Physical
1st Place Tyler Helms and Nathan Fields
2nd Place Mariah Moore and Shannon Fallon
3rd Place Daniel Semkow and Chad Martin
4th Place Caroline Manera and Lane Ashcroft

Senior Division Team Physical
1st Place Katelyn Ward and Stephanie Rosser
2nd Place Alyssa Ringeisen and Freddy Peters
3rd Kendall Loewendick and Emily Lynn
4th Johntavious Metilus and Joseph Lindor

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