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MIASF Announces Contest Winners

Three high school students were awarded a collective $850 for their presentations about the marine industry careers they want to pursue.
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The Marine Industries Association of South Florida yesterday announced the winners of its Marine Industry Elevator Pitch Competition.

The contest challenges high school students to present an “elevator pitch” describing the marine industry career they would like to pursue and why they would be a good fit for the position.

“This competition gives students the opportunities to showcase their individual and unique passions in the marine industry,” Megan Piggott, MIASF director of marketing and workforce development, said in a statement. “Our future workforce is bright, with these students leading the way, and any marine business in South Florida would be lucky to have one of these students join their team down the line.”

High school junior Anthony Santiago was the overall winner of the competition and was awarded $500. His presentation showcased his desire to become a marine biologist on research vessels. Jackson Harris won $250 for his presentation about becoming a boat captain, and Xiomara Kerr received $100 for her description of wanting to pursue marine engineering.

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