Payton Kaar

University of Miami

As a student at Northeast High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Payton crafted a scientific research paper extraordinary in its sophistication, “The Comparative Effects of Antifouling Paint and Sharklet on Aquatic Vertebrates.” In addition, she won third place at the Broward County Science Fair in 2011, placed second in 2012, and spoke at the Junior Science Engineering and Humanities Symposium at the University of Florida. Alongside 13 other students, Payton worked on the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam to create a water filtration station to serve third world countries. Payton was ranked first in her class of 460 students at Northeast High, a time consuming feat in itself, though she always finds the time to serve her community as well. She volunteered at elementary and middle schools, completed the Anti-Defamation League’s three-day training workshop to prevent bullying, and served as vice president of Northeast High’s Key Club and historian for the Psychology Club.  At the University of Miami, she is majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Art.

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