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Miami Supersonics jump-rope team member breaks four-year national record

Chris Rosario of the School for Advanced Studies recently competed in the Junior Olympics with his jump-rope team, the Miami Supersonics, and won the overall medal for all events.
Chris Rosario of the School for Advanced Studies recently competed in the Junior Olympics with his jump-rope team, the Miami Supersonics, and won the overall medal for all events. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Chris Rosario, a senior at the School for Advanced Studies, competed in the Junior Olympics with the Miami Supersonics and won the competition, breaking a four-year national record.

The Miami Supersonics is a jump-rope team led by Coach Dillon Bethell, who helped team members perfect their jump-rope skills and later took them across the country to compete.

Monsignor Edward Pace High School

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David Barbier of Monsignor Edward Pace High School was invited to participate in the prestigious World Leadership Conference at Loyola University in Chicago this summer. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

David Barbier and Kimberly Casios, juniors at Monsignor Edward Pace High School, were two of 450 students to attend this summer’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership World Congress at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, as a representative of their schools.

The HOBY organization was founded in 1958 by actor Hugh O’Brian and aims to help train and nurture tomorrow’s leaders. Students who participate are also eligible to attend the World Leadership Conference. David’s membership in several school organizations, including the Student Ambassador Society, National Honors Society, and Student Government Association, qualified him to participate in the World Leadership Conference at Loyola University in Chicago.

During the conference, David met with leaders in media, education, philanthropy and politics. He also met with like-minded students and participated in community service projects within Chicago.

“It was an unforgettable experience for me,” David said. “It will forever have an impact on my leadership skills.”

U.s. Century Bank

The Miami staff of U.S. Century Bank recently donated 150 backpacks filled with supplies to students at E.W.F. Stirrup Elementary School, in Miami. Under the leadership of Racquel Benitez, vice president and manager of the bank’s Bird Road location, the team collected money, purchased supplies, and hand-delivered them to students.

“Filling a need in our community is an integral part of what drives us at U.S. Century Bank,” Benitez said. “Since the costs associated with back-to-school can be high, we wanted to help alleviate some of that burden for our local families. E.W.F. Stirrup has a relatively high percentage of low-income families, so we were happy to lend them our support.”

Palmer Trinity School

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Sara Ramos, Hannah Baron, Tyler McCray and Benjamin Arnold of Palmer Trinity School are the 2018 delegates for the Young Round Square Global Conference in India. The students will discuss innovative ways to escape the ordinary, the conference’s theme, with 1,000 students from 40 countries. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Benjamin Arnold, Hannah Baron, Tyler McCray and Sara Ramos of Palmer Trinity School were selected as delegates for the 2018 Young Round Square Global Conference in India, Jan. 24 – 30.

The 2018 Round Square Global Conference will bring together 1,000 students from 40 countries to discuss the theme, Escape the Ordinary.

“We are extremely proud of Ben, Hannah, Tyler, and Sara for having been selected to participate in this life-changing experience,” said Patrick Roberts, head of school. “We are confident they will represent both Palmer Trinity and our community with honor.”

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