The Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association Scholarship Program presented $1,000 scholarships to 13 Miami-Dade seniors and one college freshman for the 2016-17 school year.
Each school of a scholarship recipient received a $250 award for classroom art supplies.
The Miami-Dade winners: Leo Bacan and Jessica Martinez of New World School of the Arts; Diana Eusebio, Nadia Wolff, Daniela Reyes and David Baptiste of Design and Architecture Senior High; RaShawn Dixon of Robert Morgan Educational Center; Jose Garcia, Mayra Ona, Brenda Rodriguez and Amanda Muñoz of South Miami High School; and Adriana Llauro and Daniel Ochoa of Coral Reef High School.
Attlesha Harry of New World School of the Arts College in Miami also earned a scholarship. She was a senior award winner in 2013, and will continue to receive assistance until graduation.
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SALUTE TO EDUCATION
Salute to Education, a partnership between South Florida Ford and Lincoln dealers with funding from Ford Motor Company, awarded $168,000 in scholarships to 112 students from Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
The scholarship program has six categories for students to choose from, including athletics, language arts and foreign language, performing arts and visual arts, leadership and service, math and computer science, and natural science.
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, community service, academics, hardship, leadership, character, goals and interests. Students were awarded the honor during the 22nd annual Salute to Education Scholarship Awards Luncheon at the Signature Grand last month.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOMELESS TRUST
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and Project Up-Start, a homeless education program, partnered to award winners of the annual Homeless Awareness and Sensitivity Poster and Essay Contest.
This year, about 20 elementary, middle, and high schools participated.
This year’s essay contest winner was Terrence Nickerson, a senior at Miami Jackson High School. Carla Bouza, a senior at Miami Beach High School, was the high school poster contest winner. Amayah Novela, an eighth-grade student at Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center, was the middle school poster contest winner. Ana Domingo, a fifth-grade student at Oliver Hoover Elementary School was the elementary school poster contest winner.
The runners-up included Zara Motan of Oliver Hoover Elementary, Samantha Dreibelbis of Eugenia B. Thomas, and Coral Matos and Monet Guardado of Miami Beach High.
Honorable mentions included Mia Vuong and Sofia Murillo of Oliver Hoover Elementary, Angelina Martinica and Saiyara Raaida of Cutler Bay Middle School, and Haley Bryan and Jiana Blaha of Miami Beach High.
Winners each received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet while their teachers and administrators each received a Kindle Fire.