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Palmer Trinity student awarded for community service


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Palmer Trinity School student Marina Bryant was chosen by the American Red Cross to receive the Swanee and Paul DiMare Youth Award for her continuous charity work throughout the community.

During her freshman year, Marina spent the summer in São Paulo, Brazil, working with young cancer patients and burn victims, teaching them English and playing interactive games. She also spends time at the Chapman Partnership, where she teaches leadership skills to parents through family activities.

Marina accepted the Youth Award at the American Red Cross’ Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards.


Deloitte, an international firm, has chosen 73 undergraduates from various colleges and universities to participate in the sixth annual Maximum Impact Program, Deloitte’s alternative spring break program. With the help of United Way and Teach for America, Deloitte employees and the students will work together on community service projects.

This year’s community service projects include support services for students in at-risk communities in Miami. Calais Campbell of the Arizona Cardinals shared his perspective on the importance of mentoring. Also, 25 students will go to Memphis to tutor students who face educational injustice.


The Walter B. Arnold Jr. Youth Hall of Fame awarded Kiara Johnson, of Miami Northwestern Senior High School, with the Youth Hall of Fame Award.

Kiara was recognized for her community service within the Special Olympics and Geriatric Health Care Program.


Krystal Hernandez of the School for Advanced Studies, and Heather Orta, of the Academy for Advanced Academics, were named the John R. Doyle High School Social Studies Students of the Year.

Krystal and Heather will each receive a $500 scholarship at the Social Studies Council Banquet, at Jungle Island, in May.


Miami Beach Senior High School’s Class of 1953 will host its 60th annual Class Reunion June 7-9 at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, at 4833 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.

For information, call 561-737-5211 or 305-534-3744.

—  Compiled by Adrianne Richardson

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