SCF Model UN delegation honored; Three Fulbright grants awarded to New College students; Pine View team qualifies for TARC
SCF Model UN delegation honored
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Model UN team made history at the 25th annual Southern Regional Model United Nations conference by winning the top honor of Outstanding Delegation.
The team represented China earlier this month at SRMUN in Charlotte, N.C. Their efforts on committees such as the General Assembly, INTERPOL and the Security Council also earn the Best Position Paper.
Team members include students Jordan Foth, Anne Miller, Kristen Moreno, Carolina Montes, Matthew Ruch, George Vasquez and SCF Collegiate School student Carlyle Styer. The SCF team competed against more than 300 students from four-year universities and two-year colleges from across the country.
Three Fulbright grants awarded to New College students
Three New College of Florida students received Fulbright grants for 2015. Kyna Patel, Peter Raab and August Tupper will study and work in Colombia, Germany and Morocco following graduation in May.
New College now has had 57 Fulbright recipients in the last 10 years, and 83 in its history.
The awards continue with students Shana Bergman and Madeleine Yount receiving Gilman Scholarships from the U.S. State Department to study abroad. Sarah Oldham and Hilary Ramirez received Critical Language Scholarships from the State Department.
Pine View team qualifies for TARC
One Pine View School team advanced to the national finals for Team America Rocketry Challenge. The 13th annual TARC will feature 99 other qualifying teams from middle and high schools from across the country. The Pine View team will travel May 9 to Great Meadow in the Plains, Va., for the finals.
TARC is the U.S. aerospace and defense industry’s flagship program designed to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students design, build and fly a rocket to meet specific altitude and flight duration parameters to qualify.
Four seventh-graders: Rocket Burns, Jack Gallahan, Vinay Konuru and Vinny Scuteri, will represent Pine View for the first time. This year's rules require a rocket to be able to carry a raw egg, reach 800 feet and return to Earth without any cracks within 46 to 48 seconds.