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Kids and teachers recognized in Youth Crime Watch contests

 

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The mission of Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County is to foster a safe school environment through student awareness and involvement. Our YCW school programs (clubs) strive to reach that mission on annual basis by coordinating and implementing numerous youth crime-prevention activities/campaigns in their schools.

The following is a list of the winners of our Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County "Poster & Essay" Contest for the 2012/2013 school year. This year’s theme “Helping My School Always be Weapon-Free”, these students were extremely bold in their interpretation and extremely creative, congratulations to all of them!

POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

Elementary Level 1 (K- 2nd Grade) — 1st Place: Andria Ruiz (Kindergarten) Ojus Elementary; 2nd Place: Aracelys Bravo (2nd Grade) South Hialeah Elementary; 3rd Place: Rickie Campbell (2nd Grade) Brentwood Elementary.

Elementary Level 2 (3rd -5th Grade) — 1st Place: Kaitlyn Bernal (4th Grade) Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center; 2nd Place: Cristina Lopez (4th Grade) Oliver Hoover Elementary; 3rd Place: Ethan Shim (4th Grade) Oliver Hoover Elementary.

Middle (6th - 8th Grade) — 1st Place: Astrid DePaz (8th Grade) Jose Marti Middle; 2nd Place: Amanda Diaz (8th Grade) Frank C. Martin International K-8 Center; 3rd Place: Jonet Stubbs (7th Grade) Richmond Heights Middle.

Senior High (9th - 12th Grade) — 1st Place: Iden Pena (10th Grade) Jose Marti MAST Academy; 2nd Place: Juan Maquilon (10th Grade) Jose Marti MAST Academy; 3rd Place: Williams Garcia (10th Grade) Jose Marti MAST Academy.

ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

Elementary Level 1 (K- 2nd Grade) — 1st Place: Daniel Ramirez (2nd Grade) South Hialeah Elementary; 2nd Place: Marlon Gonzalez (2nd Grade) South Hialeah Elementary; 3rd Place: Maria Martinez (2nd Grade) South Hialeah Elementary.

Elementary Level 2 (3rd -5th Grade) — 1st Place: Kaitlyn Bernal (4th Grade) Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center; 2nd Place: Pierre Hawkins (5th Grade) Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center; 3rd Place: Jonathan Oliva (5th Grade) Frances S. Tucker Elementary.

Middle (6th - 8th Grade) — 1st Place: Laura Cabezas (8th Grade) Everglades K-8 Center; 2nd Place: Estefania Victorero (8th Grade) Zelda Glazer Middle; 3rd Place: Cameron Behar (7th Grade) Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor K-8 Center.

Senior High (9th - 12th Grade) — 1st Place: Hector Sanchez (10th Grade) Jose Marti MAST Academy; 2nd Place: Yenny Dieguez (10th Grade) Jose Marti MAST Academy; 3rd Place: Stephan Gonzalez (10th Grade) Jose Marti MAST Academy.

We also want to congratulate the 2012/2013 YCW Exemplary Winners. These students along with their teachers, counselors, school police officers, advisors and principals have worked together to make a difference in their schools to create a safe environment.

YCW SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

Elementary: Ojus Elementary School.

Middle: Richmond Heights Middle School.

Senior: Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School.

YCW ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

Elementary: Margie Love and Nicole Bergert of Ojus Elementary School.

Middle: Aaron Washington of Richmond Heights Middle School.

Senior: Kim Ferreira of Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School.

YCW STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Elementary: Taylor Lazarus of Lakeview Elementary School.

Middle: Jonet Stubbs of Richmond Heights Middle School.

Senior: Saniorah Edouard of Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School.

Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. Please wear those seatbelts, and don’t drink and drive!

Carmen Caldwell is executive director of Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade. Send feedback and news for this column to carmen@citizenscrimewatch.org, or call her at 305-470-1670.

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