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Students Earn Gold in 2021 Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to Alan Benacerraf ‘25, Kenan Ben-Shalom ‘25 and Benjamin Herschman ‘25: the three Scheck Hillel Grade 8 junior scientists who earned GOLD medals in the South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair! Two of the students also received awards from local and national organizations that support STEM inquiry. Mazal tov to them and their families!

Student Projects and Awards
Alan Benacerraf ‘25  
Project Title: Pollution Solution
Which natural organism (clams or oysters) is more effective at filtering out algae to help prevent algal blooms?
Superior Gold Medal
Broadcom MASTERS Award (Among the region's top 10% of presenters, Alan was nominated to apply to the nation's premier middle school STEM competition.)
Water Environment Federation Award

Kenan Ben-Shalom ‘25   
Project Title: There Is No Taste Without Salt
Which type of salt (Himalayan salt or sea salt) will affect your blood pressure the most?
Superior Gold Medal

Benjamin Herschman ‘25  
Project Title: Waste to Energy
Which decaying material will produce the most methane for renewable energy?
Superior Gold Medal
Dade County Science Teachers Association award
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association Greater Miami Chapter Award
Scheck Hillel recognizes the efforts of science faculty from Lower School through High School and, specifically Middle School’s Mrs. Angela Williams and Mrs. Nikki Gutierrez. Upon the foundation of knowledge and experience gained from our Lower School teachers and Mrs. Gutierrez’s start to Middle School, Mrs. Williams dedicates herself to coaching our students through the three-month Science Fair experience, from here at home to the national level.