The math students of Doral Academy Charter placed first at the county Middlementary Bonanza on Dec. 14 during Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) math competition in Fort Myers. Eight math teams from the school competed and each team placed and earned trophies.
The high school algebra 2 and statistics teams placed first while the pre-calculus team placed third, and the geometry and calculus teams came in fourth. Individual award winners included Carolina Mora with second place and Amanda Fernandez with eighth place in the pre-calculus division. In statistics, Alejandra Querales placed second; Mariam Cruz placed fourth; and Gabriela Rodriguez-Florido earned 15th.
In the algebra 2 division, Karanveer Sandhu placed fourth; Tomas Alvarez placed fifth; Douglas Shu earned ninth place; Jorge Santos came in 10th; Pedro Contipelli earned 11th; and Liliana Sosa placed 15th. Felipe Contipelli placed 14th in calculus and Allan Do-Lago placed sixth in geometry.
The middle school teams placed second in geometry, third in algebra 2 and fourth in algebra 1. Individual winners for algebra 2 included Ethan Partidas who placed first and earned a full-tuition scholarship to attend FGCU; Anirudh Rahul with third place; and Fabiano Andrade with eighth. In the geometry division, Marc Marquez placed eighth; Raul Valle placed 12th; and Bhavya Soni placed 15th.
Steven Diaz placed 13th in algebra 1.
CORAL GABLES KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Coral Gables Knights of Columbus, Council 3247, will host the first Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 270 Catalonia Ave. in Coral Gables, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The charitable event will have participation from various community groups to see who makes the best chili, including Coral Gables Police and Fire departments; Allen's Drug Store; Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresa Catholic School; and the Down Syndrome Association of Miami.
The event and taste-testing is open to the public. VIP admission is $15 with entrance at 2 p.m., and $10 general admission with entrance at 4 p.m. Children under 12 are admitted free.
For information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.kofc3274.org or call 305-662-4742.
THE MIAMI HEAT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Miami Heat and BankUnited will award $25,000 in scholarships to five high school seniors who attend school in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe or Palm Beach counties. Winners are selected based on academic performance, community service and financial need.
Scholarships are awarded in categories and they are: three $5,000 Heat Scholarships, one $5,000 Jack Ramsay Scholarship and one $5,000 Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship.
Applications are due by Jan. 30 and winners will be announced in May.
To apply, visit www.heat.com/scholarships.
THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY YOUTH FAIR & EXPOSITION
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo has announced that its annual scholarship program is open for high school seniors to apply.
The program will award 126 college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 in 2016. Seniors attending school in Miami-Dade public, private, charter- and home-school's are eligible to apply. Applications must be turned in to the student's CAP advisor before the end of February.
For information or to apply, visit www.thefair.me/thefair/exhibits-programs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.