Broward College partnered with the Crockett Foundation to launch the organization’s Cool Kids Coding Academy, which aims to teach middle-school students how to code.
The Crockett Foundation was founded by former NFL players Henri Crockett and Zach Crockett and aims to promote literacy, health and the STEM concepts to youth.
Every Friday at 1:45 p.m., 30 students from Deerfield Beach Middle School are bused to Broward College’s North Campus for a 2:30 p.m. coding class with Professor Joseph Metts.
The Crockett Foundation wants to increase the number of students and schools participating in the academy. For information, call Executive Director Eileen LaMarca at 954-200-1924.
NORTH BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Select students of North Beach Elementary School won the Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award for the month of October.
The award is in honor of former student Jennifer Turken, who died of a brain tumor. Students are awarded for showing kindness to their peers and setting examples of goodness in their community. Winners receive certificates and enjoy an ice cream party.
Winners included Ethan Hyman, Aliya Weitz, Olivia Carvalho, Seline Onsipahioglu, Jesse Turchin, Laura Moron, Katalin Rosso, Valentina Lopez, Claire Mayer, Meah Alvarez, Evan Rice, Penelope Heller, Tina Barrow, Kathryn Walsh, Alexandra Vazquez, Elizabeth Lopez, Julia Green, Hendrix Lee, Eric Chavez, Angus Gibb, Andrea Carrillo, Aurora Lupi, Emma Bartolani, Jack Meltzer and Tayla Schneller.
CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREPARATORY
Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory students Isabella Glazer and Gabriella Glazer were recognized by the U.S. Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) as Angels in Adoption for creating Bella’s Kinship Group.
Bella’s Kinship Group is an organization that supports children that are being raised by their grandparents by bringing them together to socialize and share experiences.
Each year the CCAI selects individuals, families or organizations nationwide that are committed to improving the lives of children who are being raised by grandparents and/or other relatives.
SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Twenty students from the School for Advanced Studies were announced as finalists in the QuestBridge Scholars program, a program that matches talented high school seniors with full scholarships to top colleges and universities.
The QuestBridge finalists are Karen Camacho, Dania Etienne, Norberto Orellana, Maurizio Diaz, Diego Vergara, Juan Arciniegas, Maria Jose Acosta, Abraham Rodriguez, Dan Sheikh, Geraldine Lara, Deyanira Mares, Yenny Dieguez, Saad Siddiqui, Cass Phanord, Javier Cuadra, Kwasi Fahie, Santiago Tobar Potes, Yasmin Garcia, Allan Gelman and Danny Gelman.
These students were chosen based on their academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities.
Scholarship winners will be announced on Dec. 1.