Education

School Scene: Three students earn scholarships at Scholar-Athlete Luncheon

HALL OF FAME: Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep celebrated its 12th annual Hall of Fame with a gala for alumni, faculty, friends and new inductees at the Miami Shores Country Club. From left to right are: Douglas Romanik, Principal; Johnny LaPonzina 1965, Inductee; Jorge Gonzalez 1983, Inductee; Judy O'Connor Kretzschmar 1972, Inductee; Jean Desdunes 1979, Inductee; Guy Carbonneau 1959, Inductee; Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa 1974; Dirk Peterson on behalf of his father, Phil Peterson, Inductee; and Charlotte Peterson, Inductee.
HALL OF FAME: Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep celebrated its 12th annual Hall of Fame with a gala for alumni, faculty, friends and new inductees at the Miami Shores Country Club. From left to right are: Douglas Romanik, Principal; Johnny LaPonzina 1965, Inductee; Jorge Gonzalez 1983, Inductee; Judy O'Connor Kretzschmar 1972, Inductee; Jean Desdunes 1979, Inductee; Guy Carbonneau 1959, Inductee; Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa 1974; Dirk Peterson on behalf of his father, Phil Peterson, Inductee; and Charlotte Peterson, Inductee.

Three graduating seniors of Coral Reef High School were honored at the Miami-Dade Schools Athletic Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel on Blue Lagoon Drive in Miami.

The Orange Bowl presented the General Chappie James Memorial awards and Rueben Joseph, a wrestling, track and football student athlete, was a Bronze Winner. Rueben received a $1,000 scholarship and will attend the University of Florida.

The Albert B. Johnson Sr. Memorial Foundation awarded a $500 scholarship to Fred Mathieu, a wrestler.

The Development through Recreational Education for Athletic Minds (DIBIA) Dream Awards awarded a $250 scholarship to Kristin Putz, a lacrosse player. Kristin will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.

School for Advanced Studies

Santiago Gutierrez of the School for Advanced Studies was recently selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar for the Class of 2015. He was chosen for his academic achievements, leadership skills, and commitment to community service.

Santiago is also a QuestBridge Scholar and was nominated by his school for the Miami Herald’s Silver Knight Award in New Media. He has been accepted into top schools, including Yale and Stanford.

St. Brendan High School

The Law and Global Business Academy students of St. Brendan High School recently visited Tallahassee for a behind-the-scenes look at government work in action. Florida State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera met with students and answered any questions they may have had about how things work.

Students also visited the governor’s mansion, the Florida Supreme Court courthouse, and the Capitol building.

Wesley Matthews Elementary School

Community Education classes will be offered for the community at Wesley Matthews Elementary School, 12345 SW 18th Terr., in Miami.

The school will offer ballet, cheerleading and Zumba classes. Each class ends with a show at the end of every session period.

For information, call 305-222-8150.

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