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Pine View junior to represent district as 2014 Sunshine State Scholar
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Pine View junior to represent district as 2014 Sunshine State Scholar

Sarasota, Florida -- Nicholas Pelisek, a junior from Pine View School in Osprey, has been selected to represent the Sarasota County School District as the 2014 Sunshine State Scholar at the statewide celebration to be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13-14, 2014, at the Orlando Hilton. If Pelisek is unable to attend, the alternate student is Jacob Hurwitz, a junior at Riverview High School.     

Each school district throughout Florida selects and names its top 11th-grade scholar who demonstrated tremendous academic ability and expressed a desire to attend a Florida university. The Sunshine State Scholars program recognizes students’ achievements in STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), a weighted grade point average of 3.9 or higher and a minimum of 25 hours of approved community service.

The focus of the Sunshine State Scholars program is to retain intellectual talent in Florida. Each of the scholars, along with their parents and a teacher who has served as a significant influence for the scholar, will travel to Orlando for the two-day program.     

In addition to bringing together the scholars to be honored, the Foundation invites representatives of Florida’s colleges and universities to meet with the students and discuss career and postsecondary opportunities available to them in the state.

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