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2020 Outstanding County Awards

An Outstanding County Award winner is selected from among the entries in a district that advance to the state contest. This prize recognizes extraordinary or dedicated efforts in researching and developing an individual or a group entry. The recipient(s) receives a medal and a certificate. The winners from each county are listed here.


County Students
Bay Jasmine Gonzales
The Secrets of Station X: Breaking Barriers for Female Cryptographers at Bletchley Park (JID)
Citrus Sammy Monier, Connor Carman
Penicillin: The Accidental Breakthrough (JGW)
Clay Cathleen Kivett-Smith, Sarah Kirk
Harvey Milk: Progress, Connection, Legacy (SGD)
Escambia Max Mateer
An Elephant Proves Its Metal and a Bellwether Boom is Born (SIP)
Hernando William An
Chinese Americans in the Mississippi Delta (SID)
Hillsborough James Slack
Protestant Reformation (JID)
Lake Claire Byram, Caroline Robertson
Standing Up to be Counted: Breaking Barriers for the Ballot (JGE)
Lee Travis Burt
Letters to Lou… (SIP)
Leon Nima Mollaei, Arib Syed
The Little Rock Nine: Breaking Barriers in Public Education (JGE)
Manatee Anna Urban
The Crackdown on Overgrazing (SIE)
Marion Aryam Amar
Broken Product (SID)
Orange Scarlett Seyler
Some Barriers Should Not Be Broken: The Patriot Act’s Impact on American Freedom (JHP)
Osceola Baily Palmer, Peter Zeledon, and Alondra Curet
Evangeline Booth and Donut Lassies of WWI (SGE)
Pasco Olivia Hudzietz
Nancy Drew and the Case of the True Identity of Carolyn Keene (JIP)
Pinellas Victor Xie
Breaking Barriers to Provide Food, Freedom, and a Future: The Berlin Airlift’s Quest to Beat the Blockade (SHP)
Santa Rosa
Janani Iyenger
Pancho Gonzales: The Man Who Shook Up the Tennis Landscape (SID)
Sarasota Emily Kurtz
Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Empire: The Catalyst of the American Sexual Revolution (SHP)
St. Johns
Adam Bernstein, Sreeniketh Vogoti
The Jewish Language: How Hebrew Built a Nation (SGW)
St. Lucie
Dalita DeCambre, Rayna Desmangles, Autumn Thomas
Loving v. Virginia (JGD)
Volusia Pranav Swaminathan
Breaking Barriers on the ban of an age old sport – Jalikatty (SIE)