Special to Holmes County Advertiser
Holmes County High School 11th grader Savannah Goodman has been selected to represent Holmes County School District as this year’s Florida Sunshine State Scholar nominee.
“Savannah will join Florida’s highest achieving 11th grade science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students at the 2024 Sunshine State Scholars Conference in Orlando this spring,” Holmes District said in a news release. “Fifteen honored students from across the state will be awarded 1-year scholarships to attend one of Florida’s nationally top-ranked colleges or universities at the conference.”
School districts throughout Florida pick their top 11th grade students for various academic areas each year as a potential Sunshine State Scholar.
“Each of our high schools submit their top 11th grade students based on achievement scores on standardized exams, classroom performance in their STEM classes and their student’s desired STEM field of study after high school graduation,” Holmes District’s announcement said.
Fifteen honored students from across the state will be awarded one-year scholarships to attend one of Florida’s nationally top-ranked colleges or universities at the conference.
“The Sunshine State Scholar conference connects students with employers that specialize in the STEM fields as well as creating networking opportunities between the scholars and schools from Florida’s College and State University Systems,” Holmes District’s news release said. “While at the conference, Savannah will attend a recruitment fair with higher education officials, participate in problem-solving activities and attend presentations by industry and research experts.”