Congratulations to Kayla Spigelman, a senior at Palmetto Senior HS, for her Silver Knight award in Science. One of her many accomplishments is organizing a group of friends – which has grown to more than 1,000 teens – to collect food and funds for Feeding South Florida and the JCS Kosher Food Bank. More than 21,000 meals have been provided through her program.
Palmetto Senior High School
As a seventh-grader, Kayla Spigelman founded Trick or Treat Food to Eat by rallying a few middle school friends to collect canned food on Halloween instead of candy. Today, the group has more than 1,000 teens and has raised more than $3,500. The food and funds go to Feeding South Florida and the JCS Kosher Food Bank, which have provided more than 21,000 meals through her program.
Since 2011, she has been a University of Miami Biology Lab Student volunteer who was selected to head a cloning research project. The AP Scholar with Distinction won a Brandeis Book Award, is active in the Science and National Honor Societies and with five other students has nurtured 240 orchids for The Million Orchid Project.
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