Citrus County School District was well represented at the 62nd State Science and Enginering Fair last week in Lakeland.
Out of 20 students who attended, nine of them walked away with awards, with district leaders saying this is the greatest number of wins in years. Those earning recognition were:
Kelly Laplante — Fourth Place, Senior Division, Engineering category -- Academy of Environmental Science.
Truman Roland -- Fourth Place, Senior Division, Microbiology category -- Citrus High School.
Joshua Brunk — Fourth Place, Junior Division, Environmental Engineering category — Inverness Middle School.
Raine Leonard — Honorable Mention, Junior Division, Earth & Environmental Sciences category — Citrus Springs Middle School.
Alisa Luthra — Recognition Award, Senior Division, Environmental Engineering category — Academy of Environmental Science.
Elise Leturno — Recognition Award, Junior Division, Animal Sciences — Lecanto Middle School.
Bayley Edwards — Special Award ($25 from Lake County Regional Science & Engineering Fair), Senior Division, Environmental Engineering Category — Crystal River High School.
Sierra Creasy — Special Award ($150 from American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Section), Junior Division, Engineering category — Lecanto Middle School.
Robert Fowler — Special Award ($25 from Hillsborough Regional Science and Engineering Fair), Junior Division, Animal Sciences category — Crystal River Middle School.