Former Educational Horizons student, River Grace has been VERY busy lately. He recently hiked the Andes and trekked through the jungles of the western Amazon in the summer of 2013, and then he went to Ecuador and the Galapagos in summer of 2014, hiking to the peaks of active volcanoes, and diving with sea lions and giant stingrays.
He’s also remained very active in academics – math, Latin and science in particular. Below is a photo of River displaying the “bling” from his latest round at the state Science Fair.
River attended the regional high school science fair (as a 10th-grader), and won 1st place in the Animal Sciences division, and then went on to amaze us by winning Best in Show in the biological division!
A couple of weeks ago he went to the state Science Fair where he knew the competition would be very strong – lots of excellent junior and senior projects. Still, he won 1st-place in the Zoology division, and then won the Grand Award, Best-in-Fair, and was named a Ying Science Scholar!
“We were stunned! But we heard from judges who said that there really was no competition, that he is a truly excellent scientist and communicator. We heard that in deliberations at the regional science fair, the judges nicknamed him “the outlier””, said his father.
We thought you would enjoy seeing the fruits of your dedication as an educator. We always remember you and Educational Horizons as River moves through life. What a wonderful foundation you provided there. Thank you. ~ Michael Grace, River’s father & Associate Dean of Florida Tech’s College of Science and Professor of Biological Sciences
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