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St. Thomas the Apostle third graders win regional science competition

MIAMI | St. Thomas the Apostle School is one of 24 schools selected as regional winners in the 2016-2017 Exploravision/Toshiba, NSTA Science Education competition.

Among the student winners are third graders Michelle Ruiz and Gabriella Garmendia, who created a new vision for technology in the Exploravision 25th Annual Challenge. Their project, “AllPal,” was selected from thousands of entries as the winning project at the third grade level for ExploraVision geographical region 3—which encompasses North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Michelle and Gabriella’s project will compete at the national level.

STA set a new school record as seven teams from the school achieved an Honorable Mention distinction at the competition. The students who received honorable mention in this year’s competition include:

  • From Stephanie DiBernardo’s class: third graders Jose Romano, Abel Malo, Alexander Zapata, Carlos Oliva 
  • From Carmen Garcia’s class: third graders Andres Tirse and Raul Gomez-Pina for “School Zone Safe Zone Radar”
  • From Carmen Garcia’s class: third graders Isabella Morales and Daniel Jaramillo for “Alert Belt”
  • From Susanne Almirall’s class: fourth graders Juan Carlos de Sautu, Veronica Estefani, and Vicente Gonzalez for “Fender Bender Preventer”
  • From Susanne Almirall’s class: fourth graders Daniel Fernandez de Castro, Nicholas Heyna, and Alexander Tirse for “Smoke Out.”
  • From Susanne Almirall’s class: sixth graders Kristina Guerra, Emiliana Rincon, land Veronica Salgueiro for “I-Drop”
  • From Susanne Almirall’s class: sixth graders Olivia Bell, Valentina Gomez, Diana Rincon, and Eric Torres for “Pathway”
A representative from Toshiba will be visiting St. Thomas the Apostle School in early April for the award ceremony.

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