The students and parents of The Mandelstam School of South Miami donated more than $1,100 to Urban Oasis, a healthy food project that increases access to locally grown whole foods, through buying back empty bowls that students created.
Also, the school’s fifth-grade students placed first in the Pinecrest Garden’s first Pollution Solution Video Contest and won $1,300. Students earned $1,000 for their school and $300 for themselves.
Sean Smith and Jose Vazquez III were both honored during Hamilton College’s annual Class and Charter Day.
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Smith, an art major and alumni of Robert Morgan Educational Center, received The Michael T. Genco Jr. Prize in photography. He earned the prize for submitting the best work to the Genco Photographic Contest and showing interest in photography.
Vazquez, a government major and alumni of Ronald Reagan High School, earned The Adam Gordon Campus Service Award. He earned the award for contributing to his campus through service.
The Villagers Incorporated
The Villagers Incorporated recently awarded college scholarships to high school and college students who demonstrate an interest in the historic preservation and restoration of architecture. Winners are selected based on academics, recommendation letters, work samples and statements of interest in preserving the architectural past.
College winners were from the University of Miami and Florida International University: Daniel Clavijo, Jessica Stefanick, Hitomi Maeno and Alejandro Diaz.
High school winners were from the Design and Architecture High School: Helmuth Rosales, Saya Nassyr and Allison Rojas.
Palmetto High School
Panter, Panter & Sampedro in partnership with the Pinecrest Business Association recently announced that George Liu, a senior at Palmetto High School, won the $2,000 collegiate scholarship and was awarded during a luncheon earlier this year.
George earned the scholarship for having a minimum GPA of 3.5, recommendations from an instructor and his guidance counselor as well as being active in his community.
Fisher Island Day School
Third- through fifth-grade students of Fisher Island Day School participated in a STEM-themed field trip to CTS Engines in Fort Lauderdale.
Students went on a behind-the-scenes tour with Brian Neff, president of the school’s board, and Jana Neff, chairwoman of the school’s board. Aviation science and careers in the STEM field that focus on engineering were a few things the students learned during their tour.