Canterbury Students Excel at Regional Science Fair

Canterbury School would like to congratulate our students on another amazing performance at the 2020 Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science and Engineering Fair on January 18, 2020.
In the words of Canterbury’s Science Department Chair, Cara Summit, “Canterbury stole the show, winning Best of Fair in both the Junior and Senior Division!”  There are six Grand Awards given in total out of hundreds of projects that compete at the regional level and Canterbury won four of them! Our students took home close to 50 different awards in all!

To top it all off, this year Canterbury School took home The Edison Cup for the second year in a row! The award recognizes our school and our students’ accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) endeavors. Points toward The Edison Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on participation and performance at Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs (TAERSIF) affiliated STEM competitions.

Congratulations to all of our Canterbury students on their amazing achievements!

Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

Best of Fair
Josh B. ’20 - Behavioral & Social Sciences - Intel ISEF Finalist

Best of Fair - First Runner-Up
Morgan B. ’23 - Earth & Environmental Science - Intel ISEF Finalist

First Place
Josh B. ’20 - Behavioral & Social Sciences - State Finalist
Morgan B. ’23 - Earth & Environmental Science - State Finalist
Robert B. ’20 - Intelligent Machines, Robotics, & Systems Software - State Finalist
Michelle F. ’20 & Sammy S. ’20 - Plant Science - State Finalist
Michelle B. ’23 - Chemistry - State Finalist
Emily D. ’21 - Biomedical Sciences
Maya C. ’22 - Animal Sciences 
Isaiah A. ’22 - Cellular/Molecular Biology

Second Place
Ryan S. ’21 - Behavioral & Social Sciences
Jay C. ’21 - Biomedical Sciences
Kole Y. ’21 & Melina M. ’21 - Microbiology

Third Place
Maya A. ’21 - Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Junior Division (Grades 6-8)

Best of Fair
Mehereen C. ’25 - Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Best of Fair - Second Runner-Up
Michaela F. ’24 - Earth & Environmental Science

First Place
Mehereen C. ’25 - Behavioral & Social Sciences - State Finalist
Michaela F. ’24 - Earth & Environmental Science - State Finalist
Shanika F. ’24 - Behavioral & Social Sciences
Anika K. ’25 - Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Second Place 
Amaya E. ’24 - Earth & Environmental Science 

Special Awards
The following students also won awards given out by various companies and organizations. They can include cash, scholarships, and other prizes.

Emily D. ’21 - American Association of University Women - Woman in STEM Award
Mehereen C. ’25 - American Psychological Association Award; Broadcom MASTERS; Southwest Florida Community Foundation, James D. & Eleanor F. Newton Scholarship
Maya C. ’22 - American Psychological Association Award; Florida Native Butterfly Society Prize
Morgan B. ’23 - Association of Women Geoscientists Award; NASA Earth System Science Award; Stockholm Junior Water Prize; Rochester Institute of Technology, GENIUS Olympiad
Shanika F. ’24 - Broadcom MASTERS
Anika K. ’25 - Broadcom MASTERS
Michaela F. ’24 - Broadcom MASTERS; Earth Shine Institute - Argonauta Award; National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Award; Passarella Consulting Ecologists Award; Pure Florida Award for Research Excellence 
Amaya E. ’24 - Earth Shine Institute - Commendation
Robert B. ’20 - Greenwire Technology Solutions Award; Mu Alpha Theta Award
Isaiah A. ’22 - Neogenomics Award; Shell Point Residents' Choice Award
Michelle F. ’20 & Sammy S. ’20 - Pure Florida Award for Research Excellence
Kole Y. ’21 & Melina M. ’21 - Society for In-Vitro Biology Award
Ryan S. ’21 - US Agency for International Development USAID Award
Jay C. ’21 - US Navy/Marine Corps (SR Division) Award