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Do The Right Thing and the City of Miami Police Department organized a day for students of Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary in North Miami, Citrus Grove Middle School in Miami, and Miami Northwestern Senior High School so that they could learn relaxation skills in a stress-free environment as they prepare to take the FCAT exam.

Wellness and test preparation experts taught students how to cope with stress through yoga, nutrition, and test taking strategies and followed with a healthy lunch.


Emily Morales of Florida Christian School in Miami was honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barrack Obama. Emily was recognized for her various acts of community service.

Emily participated in the Spirit of Community program as a representative of her school with the National Association of Secondary School Principals which promotes middle and high school leadership.


School for Advanced Studies’ Principal Dr. Omar Monteagudo recently announced the Principal’s Honor Roll recipients for the 2012-13 school year at an honor roll luncheon.

Recipients are Jonathan Zalkin, Carlos Davila, Edgar Garcia, Hannah Zosman, Vidia Gokool, Haley Zilberberg, Briana Palewonsky, Grace Perez, Reshma Cheeran, Crystal Quach, Jennifer Mosquero, Andrea Villa, Cylene Stewart and Beatriz Seota.


Miami Springs Senior High School’s Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society competed in the University of Miami David Essner Math Competition.

Henry Laney, John Mayo, Veronica Padron and Steven Winchester are four finalists of Miami Springs. The students will attend a ceremony at the University of Miami where the rankings will be revealed, prizes and scholarships will be awarded.


Riviera Preparatory School participated in the Independent Schools of South Florida’s Middle School Geography Bee. Students Tarig Robinson, Giancarlo Tassi, Mario Cardenuto, Arthur Volpe and Jose Dapena competed in the final round and placed second overall out 28 teams.


Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy was honored by the Magnet Schools of America for excellence in education and has been named a 2013 Merit School of Excellence. The Academy was chosen because of its innovation within the school’s educational program.


The Hispanic National Bar Foundation’s Future Latino Leaders Law Camp program is accepting applications from students interested in future law careers. The program is free for thirty high school students of Hispanic ethnic background. The camp will be from July 13 to 21 in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is March 8.

For information or to apply, visit

—  Compiled by Adrianne Richardson

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