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Sophomore finishes second in state science fair

Ethan Thomas '25 earned second place at the 68th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in Lakeland, April 4-6 for his AI project involving heart health Thomas competed in the Intelligent Machine, Robotics and System Software category. More than 800 students from across the state competed in a number of categories including Health Science, Environmental Science, Physics and Engineering, presenting their projects before expert panels. STEM Department faculty member Susan Mactye has served as his advisor.
Thomas also showcased his AI project at the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair May 18-19 in Dallas, joining 1800 students from 50 states and 70 countries. Upon his return to Miami, he was also recognized at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools STEAM Scholars Banquet as a special honoree.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.