Several Lakeland Christian School students participated in the 2017 SlingShot Polk competition, a STEM-based entrepreneurship contest that gave individuals and groups the opportunity to win cash and mentoring from local experts. Of the six finalists in the middle school and high school category, three were comprised of LCS students. Congratulations to Katherine Miller (“HydroGen”), the team of Cheney Curls, Peyton Miller and Breanna Newberg (“VendIt”) and the duo of Mary-Nanette Boyce and Emma Galbraith (“Splat!”).
The final round of the Shark Tank-style competition was held at Florida Polytechnic University in late April. Mary-Nanette and Emma, both seventh graders, won third place and $500 cash in the student competition for creating a slime that is meant to utilize aromatherapy, physical therapy and color therapy to improve the focus and efficiency of students with ADHD. They are looking into getting their product patented.
The SlingShot Polk program is an initiative of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce.