The Future Business Leaders of America at Miami Sunset High School recently had 25 students compete in the District 26 Awards Ceremony at South Dade High School. Twenty-four students placed in the top three and qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference in Orlando on March 11-14.
The first-place winners were Amanda Gomez and Karla Leal for Business Ethics; Gabriella Gonzalez for Business Financial Plan; Bianca Tages for Electronic Career Portfolio; Maria Martinez and Jose Villaruel for Introduction to Business Presentation; Juan Seife, Valeria Sosa, Chris Duany and Patricia Sarracino for Parliamentary Procedure; Samantha Padilla and Keilah Angueira for Public Service Announcement; Alyssa Roque and Valeria Reboiras for Social Media Campaign; and Ryan Ownes, Elvis Paulino and Carlos Cantallops for Sports and Entertainment Management.
The second-place winners were Kitiana Ponce and Gabriella Diaz for Emerging Business Issues; Marcel Consuegra for Public Speaking II; and Kayla Lorenzo for Job Interview.
Third-place winners included Jennifer Salguero, Gabriella Cruz and Hany Queris for Digital Video Production.
PALMETTO BAY ACADEMY
Palmetto Bay Academy students presented a youth-led Arts Showcase at the school on Jan. 19 and displayed original artwork for parents, faculty and community members.
Students gave musical presentations and performed a play written by Jose Orozco, a senior at the academy. Student Government President Alec Ruiz designed and produced the backdrops as well as several art pieces.
CODE ART MIAMI
Parents, students and educators of the tech community in Miami are invited to the Code Art Miami event on Feb. 6 at the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.
There is a competition open to girls in grades 4-12 to enter their digital and 3D-printed art created through coding. Art will be on display at the MAGIC facility and contest winners will be announced on Feb. 6. The deadline for submissions is Friday.
MICHAEL KROP HIGH SCHOOL
Michael Krop High School was one of two schools to receive the Best in State Honor during the fourth Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Students earned $5,000 for their school and each received wireless tablets for their app concept called LanguaSign, which helps the hearing impaired translate sign language into speech.
The team has a chance to earn an additional $15,000 for their school as well as turn their concept into wireless apps by winning the Best in Nation Award or through online voting, called Fan Favorite.
The community can vote for the local school at http://appchallenge.tsaweb.org/vote through Jan. 31. National winners will be announced on Feb. 2.