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Local National YoungArts winners announced


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The National YoungArts Foundation, established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify, support and invest in the next generation of artists in the visual, literary and performing arts fields, recently announced the 2013 YoungArts winners from Coral Reef Senior High School.

Winners are Martin Gargaglione, Jerrod Everett, Camila Lohezic, Austin Morales and Jessica Darrow, who recently concluded a starring run as Mama Rose in a Miami Childrens Theater production of Gypsy.

Also, graduating senior Jaime Castano was selected as a recipient of The Gates Millennium Scholars Program scholarship. Jaime will be attending Boston College in the fall.


The University of Miami’s School of Communication’s National Student Advertising Competition team won first place in the 2013 National Student Advertising District Competition.

Students had to create a $10 million, five-month campaign with research and advertising for Glidden Paint at Walmart. The aim of the campaign was to promote the product at the retail chain among a competitive audience.

The team will travel to Phoenix in June to compete nationally against 18 schools.


Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School in Miami participated in the 16th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl at the University of Wisconsin.

The competition aims to challenge students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics through hands-on activities, career mentoring, field trips and critical thinking. The winning teams will receive an all-expense paid trip to travel the country and conduct scientific research with professionals.


Miami Beach Senior High School’s media center hosted the 2013 College Book Awards where 11 eleventh-grade students were recognized by alumni and outreach offices from Harvard, the University of South Florida, Cornell University, Barry University, Wheaton College, Stanford University, Emory University, Wellesley College, George Washington University and Dartmouth College for their achievements.

Winners are Alessandra Vicuna, Leoni Lamanna, Fatima Johura, Cora Coleman, Alexander Jaramillo, Sam Turken, Anthony Borrego, Morgan Rynor, Jesenia Mosqueda, Leeanne Drucker and Sonia Hussain.


Westminster Christian School will be offering summer camp with various activities for students who are interested. The camps offer art and science, reading and math, aqua kids swim camp, basketball, football, fun camp, indoor soccer and volleyball.

For information, call 786-464-8555 or visit

—  Compiled by Adrianne Richardson

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