IRCHS Junior Lexi Dong is a veteran when it comes to competing in Plant Sciences. This year, she once again took her talents to both the district and state competitions.  At districts held in February, Lexi received 1st place in the Senior Plant Sciences category, a $60,000 scholarship to Florida Institute of Technology, and a bid to compete at the Florida State Science fair.

Lexi then traveled to Lakeland, FL for the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair. Lexi received a Recognition award, a $25 special award from Hillsborough Regional Science and Engineering Fair, and a Half Tuition scholarship (currently worth about $104,000) to Florida Institute of Technology. Lexi was the only student from the IRCHS to compete at Science Fair this year and is already making plans for next years competition. Congratulations, Lexi!


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