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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, in partnership with Culver Academies, announces the 2015 recipients of the Fleet-Culver Achievement Award.

February 10, 2016

San DiegoThe Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in partnership with Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana has announced the 2015 recipients of the Fleet-Culver Achievement Award. The award was designed to recognize students in grades 7 and 8 who have distinguished themselves in the areas of character, leadership and academics, with special emphasis on science. 

The 2015 recipients of the Fleet-Culver Achievement Award are:

Tommy Sottosanti of The Bishop's School
Mila Spengler of The Bishop's School
Litzy Palafox of Reality Changers
D'Angelo Simmons of Santa Margarita School
Evelyn Hussey of Santa Margarita School

The 2015 award winners represented Santa Margarita School, part of the Oceanside Unified School District on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton; the urban outreach program, Reality Changers; and The Bishop's School in La Jolla, CA. The winners were selected after being nominated by teachers, administrators and enrichment program leaders. Each recipient receives a one year family membership to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.


The awards were presented in partnership with Culver Academies, a boarding school in Culver, Indiana. Reuben H. Fleet, founder of the Fleet Science Center, was an alumnus. His ancestor, Alexander Fleet, was a founding principal. Presenting the awards were Lori Fleet-Martin of San Diego, CA, and Darcie Dodds Schott of Orange County, CA, also alumnae of Culver Academies. 

For more information regarding the Fleet-Culver Achievement Award, contact Darcie Dodds Schott at

For images of the 2015 recipients of the Fleet-Culver Achievement Award, please visit the Fleet Dropbox.

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About Culver Academies

Culver Academies is a preparatory boarding school with cutting-edge academic programs, excellent athletic teams, competitive academic teams, a 100-horse Black Horse Troop and a summer program that teaches leadership to nearly 1400 children from all over the world. Culver Academies is comprised of Culver Military Academy, Culver Girls Academy, and Culver Summer Schools and Camps. Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual - mind, spirit, body - through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character. For more information, visit


About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit