Cesar Santalo of Christopher Columbus High School won the Mayor’s Unstoppable Scholar Award, which recognizes students that achieve academic excellence. He was honored by Miami-Dade County’s mayor, Carlos Gimenez, and members of the Miami-Dade Commission.
Cesar is president of the National Art Society and founder of the Young Explorers of Art Club at Columbus High School. He is also a Campus Ministry Leader, a member of the Squires Service Club and the Cangrejos Against Cancer Club.
He is also a nominee for this year's Silver Knight Award for art.
PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL
Ana Martinez-Oletta, Katelyn Levy, Kyndal Royal, Maria Alvarez and Stefani Tolchin of Palmer Trinity School were recognized for their art work during the 2016 Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase.
Ana placed first in High School Graphics; Katelyn placed first in High School Mixed Media; Kyndal placed second in Middle School Graphics; Maria received honorable mention in High School Graphics; and Stefani placed first in Best in Show.
SAINT BRENDAN HIGH SCHOOL
Alexandra Moros of Saint Brendan High School recently participated in the 15th annual Student Showcase at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. Her piece was submitted by her art teacher, Yazmin Lopez, and was nominated for an honorable mention.
Alexandra’s drawing was made using colored pencils and featured a boy named Orlando, whose photo she saw in the National Geographic magazine. Her drawing was one of 25 pieces on display at the 65th annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art earlier this month. She also attended a reception and was honored for being featured in the festival.
MIAMI KILLIAN HIGH SCHOOL
Anibal Morales, an alumnus of Miami Killian High School, was one of 24 students to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, for Nobel Week. Nobel Week is named after Claes Nobel, a founder of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
Selected students are members of the NSHSS and participated in the Nobel Prize Ceremonies, Nobel Lectures, and Nobel Week Dialogue. Students also spoke with members of the selection committees for the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and literature.