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Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School, in The Hammocks, received a visit from Miami-Dade County Public Schools board member Carlos Curbelo as part of the Kids and the Power of Work program.

In the program, teachers and volunteers collaborate on lessons that connect the classroom and workplace to expose students to career opportunities.

Students attend field trips to Baptist Hospital, First Investors Corporation, The College of Business and Technology and Payroll Solutions Unlimited to gain hands-on experience and learn teamwork, positive work habits and decision-making.


TigerDirect, a Miami subordinate of Systemax Incorporated, has partnered with Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones to donate 20 computers to Ebenezer Christian Academy in Miami.

The donations were presented to the academy at a kick-off event.


Ransom Everglades School’s boys’ Junior Varsity Volleyball team in Miami competed in the 2013 Palmetto South Florida Panther Challenge against Archbishop McCarthy Senior High, Palmetto Senior High, Park Vista Senior High and Sunset Senior High School. Ransom won the tournament 4-0 and their first Junior Varsity championship.

Participants include Julian Berdouare, Andrew Geraghty, David Snitcovsky, Jake Rivlin, Nick Cobb, Blake Goldman, Michael Colonna, Dickson Lee, German Giammattei, Rudy Touzet, AJ Spiegelman, Matt Deutch, Antonio Mora, Ben Kuhn, Julian Zighelboim, John Mistele, along with their coach’s Monica Mengotti, Pedro Ornate and Steve Izaguirre.


Sunset Christian Academy Middle School students competed in the Florida League of Christian Schools Fine Arts Competition held at the Southeastern University in Lakeland.

Alyssa Flores, Alina Lluvet and Shannon Rowsey earned first place in the Spelling Bee, Sebastian Flores-Angulo and Peter Gomez won first place in math. Alondra Estevez and Geasley Lopez placed first in speech.

John Carlos Mouw won first place in science, Jamie Heichelbech earned first place in photography, and Brianna Suarez placed first in art.

The Sunset Christian Academy Middle School Choir won first place in the Vocal Ensemble Intermediate category.


St. Kelvin Catholic School, in Miami, hosted a spelling bee for first through third and sixth through eighth grade students. Winners included Gianna Romero, Sabrina Moreno, and Cristian Gonzalez. Cristian and Sabrina went on to compete in the recent Scripps Spelling Bee hosted by The Miami Herald at Jungle Island.


Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year for Pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade students. Office hours are 7:30 a..m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday at the school, 8445 NW 186 St., Hialeah.

For information, call 305-829-3988.

—  Compiled by Adrianne Richardson

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