The Sunshine State Scholar Program chooses Florida’s top STEMS (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students and introduces them to the vast post-secondary and career opportunities available in their home state.
The Florida Education Foundation asks each of Florida’s 67 school districts to identify its top 11th grade students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One student with junior class status, with a minimum 3.9 grade point average or higher, is selected from each school district.
Jathan Martin, a junior among the Franklin County High School Seahawks, was selected to represent the Franklin County School District at the 2013 Sunshine State Scholar Program, to be held in Orlando Feb. 21 and 22.
On Monday, Feb. 4, Jathan will celebrate his 16th birthday!