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BCPS Sunshine State Scholars Honored by the Florida Department of Education

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Benjamin Goldstein of Cooper City High School and Jalen Jiang of Cypress Bay High School for being named the District’s 2016 Sunshine State Scholars.

The Sunshine State Scholars program recognizes the state’s top 11th grade students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and encourages them to pursue their postsecondary education and future careers in Florida. Goldstein and Jiang were honored by the Florida Department of Education, along with Sunshine State Scholars from across the state, during the annual Sunshine State Scholars program in Orlando, Florida, May 19-20, 2016.

During the two-day program, the scholars:
  • Received recognition for their achievements
  • Met with STEM industry leaders and learned about the latest innovations, discoveries and careers available in Florida
  • Talked with representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities about special programs of study and industry internship opportunities
The Sunshine State Scholars were invited to attend the program with their parents and a teacher of their choice.

Learn more about the Sunshine State Scholars program, visit fldoe.org/academics/sunscholars.

Pictured above and attached (left to right): Benjamin Goldstein, Cooper City High School, and Jalen Jiang, Cypress Bay High School



Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.