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Middle School Science Student Shines in Florida State Finals and Moves on to Compete in Cadena Initiative International Competition

Sixth-grade student, Emilia Wagner

For the fourth year in a row, a student from Hebrew Academy will be representing Florida in the world-renown CADENA International competition. Sixth-grade student, Emilia Wagner, presented her project Vita-Necklace a wearable piece of jewelry that contains a monthly supply of prenatal vitamins that will allow pregnant women in underprivileged communities to get their daily dose of prenatal vitamins. Designed with the cultural aspects for each community this project focuses on the wellbeing of both the mother and the child to be born. Emilia's project caught the judge's attention in such a way that she had a special invitation to compete in the May 23, international competition along with fellow entrepreneurs from various countries.  

This year CADENA International was presented as an elective class in our school and under the guidance of our science teacher, Mr. Javier Gonzalez, and Tori Koslow, seven students presented their proposals, getting great reviews. 

CADENA Initiative is a global competition that encourages Middle School students to come out with ideas that deal with the question: How to prevent the consequences of a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis? Based on the pillar of TIKKUN OLAM “REPAIRING OR CHANGING THE WORLD”.

At Hebrew Academy, we are extremely proud of Emilia's outstanding achievement that only a handful of schools from around the world have achieved. We hope that this is just the beginning of great things to come. 

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