Meet the team

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Jaxson Bunes

   Jaxson Bunes is 18 years old and began his F1 in Schools work at Palmetto High School in 2017. Jaxson is now a freshman at the University of South Florida majoring in chemical engineering. Using his high level of proficiency in CAD modeling software and aerodynamics, Jaxson is responsible for designing the car and testing designs and materials as Design Engineer. Outside of school, Jaxson enjoys playing with his dog and taking an active role in his community by volunteering at local elementary schools. 

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Elizabeth Casadonte

  Elizabeth Cassadonte is a 14 year old freshman at Southeast High School. She is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme , and plays tennis for her school. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys seeing her friends and family.  

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Eleanor Hopkins

 Eleanor Hopkins is a 15 year old freshman at Palmetto high school.Currently enrolled in her school’s Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program Eleanor’s academic interests include engineering and the sciences. She enjoys distance cycling and free climbing in her spare time.  

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Jaye Kendzior

 Jaye Kendzior is a 16 year old sophomore attending Southeast High School. She is currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. In and out of school she participates in weightlifting and softball. Within her personal time, Jaye enjoys drawing and spending time with her friends and family.  

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Arianna Longo

 Arianna Longo is a 14 year old freshman at Palmetto High School in Florida. Arianna is currently enrolled in the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program. Arianna’s academic interests include engineering, business, history, and science. She plays basketball for Palmetto High School and is in many clubs.  

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Abbygale Owen

 Abbygale is a junior at Palmetto High School whose main interests are in math and science.  In addition to F1, she is active in her school’s Technology Student Association and Academic Team.  In her free time, Abbygale enjoys reading, writing, and photography. 

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Hunter Raley

 Hunter Raley is a 15 year old sophomore at Palmetto High School and serves as the manufacturing engineer. Hunter enjoys testing and improving the car as well as learning how to operate different machinery. He has competed in the Technology Student Association for five years and is the 2017 Middle School CO2 Dragster National Champion. Outside of school, Hunter plays baseball and spends time with his family. 

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Hayden Simon

 Hayden Simon is 16 years old and is a sophomore at Southeast High School. Hayden is interested in engineering and business. At school he participates in the SETV club and is on the swim team. Hayden also plays hockey for the West Manatee hockey club. 

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Milan “Sammy” Slovak

 Milan “Sammy” Slovak is 16 years old and a sophomore at Palmetto High School. He is interested in engineering and science. Sammy is currently enrolled in the school’s Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program. In his free time, Sammy likes to spend it with his friends and family and playing tennis. Sammy also participates on the school’s tennis team.