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School Scene: Local students earn $10,000 scholarship

FIRST PLACE WINNERS: The Spanish Team of Palmer Trinity School recently earned first place in the Heritage Speakers Category of the 2015 La Conferencia de Español, in Orlando.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS: The Spanish Team of Palmer Trinity School recently earned first place in the Heritage Speakers Category of the 2015 La Conferencia de Español, in Orlando.

Vinny Deoliveira of Design and Architecture High School and Hannah Richter of Miami Palmetto High School were announced as national Portfolio Gold medalists in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

All art and writing submissions were judged based on originality, skill and the development of vision or voice.

Both Vinny and Hannah were awarded $10,000 scholarships.

PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL

The Palmer Trinity School Spanish Team placed first in the Division Two Heritage Speakers Category at the 2015 La Conferencia de Español in Orlando.

Students competed against 47 teams in the categories of Speech, Poetry Declamation and Drama. The play and speeches earned the highest score at the conference.

Participants included Maria Angelica Alvarez, Maria Gabriela Benedetti, Santiago Bolinaga, Pablo Rodriguez, Rodrigo Pecchio, Daniel Yanes, Andres Castaneda, Jamie Avadis, Susanna Albarran, Alessia Pecchio, Viviana Anel, Victoria Rosales, Rodrigo Gerbasi, Mario Rodriguez and advisors Anderson Stewart, Raul Gonzalez and Trinidad Rittenhouse.

SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

The School for Advanced Studies in downtown Miami recently recognized students who made the Principal’s Honor Roll for the second grading period.

Honor roll students were: Yoana Lotta, Ashley Polyak, Heidy Gonzalez, Allan Gelman, Danny Gelman, Yasmin Garcia, Alexandra Contreras, Jessica Rosner, Anna Baringer, Gabriela Diaz, Aaron Rosenfeld, Ziqi Wang, Anastasia Tishena, Rafael Pimentel, Kyle Forges, Juan Leon, Jessica Icay, and Jeronimo Martinez.

CORAL REEF HIGH SCHOOL

Liseth Perez-Sanchez, a senior in the International Baccalaureate Academy of Coral Reef Senior High School, was selected as a finalist for the Gates Millennium Scholars program, which aims to promote academic excellence for outstanding minority students with significant financial need.

As a finalist, Liseth will submit documents, including a high school transcript, acceptance letter to a college or university and the FAFSA Student Aid Report, in order to verify eligibility. She will receive a letter about the final outcome of her application in April.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students in Florida. Students must plan to or currently attend a four-year college in Florida with a declared major in Communications or Broadcasting.

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and applications must be submitted by Friday. Interviews will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 2.

For information and a list of requirements, visit www.suncoastchapter.org.

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