The engineering team from Gulliver Preparatory School earned the Best Presentation award for their performance in The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where the students competed with their Nutra-Tree mechanical system.
The team competed in the Health and Nutrition category with the Nutra-Tree system, a system that processes vegetation and stores it as a nutritional supplement. The final product is a powdery substance made of the nutritious Moringa leaf, which can be distributed for safe human consumption. The system was created to aid about 34 million children affected by malnutrition worldwide.
Team members included Jeronimo Guijarro, Louis Hamilton, Olivia Hassan, Jared Kaplan, Camila Mirow, Schuyler Reinken and Daniella Valls.
CORAL REEF HIGH SCHOOL
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International Baccalaureate Academy students Salma Abdelrahman and Chiara Ricisak of Coral Reef High School were selected to participate in the Bank of America Student Leaders Program.
The Student Leaders Program is an eight-week summer program that recognizes high school students who prioritize their community and connects them to employment opportunities, skills development and service. Participants receive paid internships with local nonprofit organizations and attend an all-expense paid Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.
HOMSTEAD JOB CORPS CENTER
Shadee Harris and Chelsea Williams of Homestead Job Corps Center were recognized by Chamber South earlier this month for volunteering in their community and completing five community service projects in six months.
The students were sponsored at the Chamber South Recognition Luncheon by Jean Tong-Noon and JoAnn Parns of the Homestead Job Corps Center Community Relations Council. Tong-Noon also serves as a weekly mentor to both Shadee and Chelsea.
THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE SCHOOL
The Learning Experience School, a nonprofit school in Miami for children and adults with developmental disabilities, will host a Fashion Show 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Doubletree Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. in Miami.
All funds will go to the school’s programs and students. For information, call 305-275-5900.