Silver_knight_logoCongratulations 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.

Kayla Spigelman
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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