Congratulations, River Sheridan!! We are proud of your achievements and can't wait to see what your future holds. Becoming a Sunshine State Scholar is just the beginning!! Keep soaring high!!
The state explains the high honor by emphasizing, "Each of Florida’s school districts selects its top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics (STEAM). Each scholar, along with their parents, will travel to Orlando for an extraordinary two-day program designed to bring together scholars from around the state, connect them with employers that specialize in the STEAM fields, and create a networking opportunity between the scholars and schools from Florida’s College and State University System. This program honors each scholar for their significant academic accomplishments and celebrates the potential they represent for our communities and state. In addition to the honor the scholars receive from the Commissioner of Education, the Chancellor of K-12 Public Schools, and the Chancellor of Innovation, representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities meet with the students to discuss higher education opportunities available to them in Florida. This includes workshops for college applications and informational sessions on college funding for students and their parents." - Florida Education Foundation
Click here to learn about the criteria for selection.