The North Miami Educational Foundation awarded $3,000 scholarships to 16 North Miami students during a city council meeting in July.
The scholarship program rewards local graduating seniors, or recent high school graduates, who maintained a 2.75 GPA in high school, or at least a ‘C’ in college classes; have financial need; and have been accepted as full-time students to a college or university.
The scholarship winners were Dieudonne Saint Georges, Daslyn Hall, Madisyn Jones, Megan Bichotte, Cassandre Dieudonne, Krystell Michel, Ydreillina Jean Francois, Jeannie Jerome, Samara Joly, Bianka Canel, Straussiani Dice, Ashley Gil, Cedrick Joseph, Melanie Longsworth, Valonie Richardson and Shama Torchon.
Cutler Bay High School
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Several graduating seniors from Cutler Bay High School earned the 2017 Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma with merit after passing an international exam based on a variety of subjects and critical skills, with scores ranging between 250 and 359 points.
The international exam required students to study a core subject, global perspectives and research, as well as math and science, languages, and arts and humanities. Students also had an option to study interdisciplinary and skills-based subjects. To qualify for the diploma, students must earn a minimum of seven passing credits from the exam.
The distinguished seniors are Amanda Diaz, Kiera Fobb, Ericka Gonzalez, Allison Hernandez, Manuel Linarte, Nubia Salinas and Cheryl Webster.
Doral Academy Preparatory School
Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez and council members recognized Doral Academy Preparatory High School at their city council meeting in August for earning third place at the Mu Alpha Theta Math Convention in Buffalo, New York.
Math team members Dangely Canabal and Maria Vazquez placed first in a geometry topic test and a Chalk Talk presentation, respectively.
Christopher Columbus High School
Thomas Falcon, an alumnus of Christopher Columbus High School, was awarded a $10,000 Kim Jeffrey Scholarship from Nestlé Water North America.
The renewable scholarship is presented to an eligible dependent of a NWNA or Nestlé Waters Canada employee who wishes to study science, technology, engineering or math at a four-year, accredited college or university.
Thomas will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall to study computer science.
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