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Pace students explore theological traditions, contemporary morality

Monsignor Edward Pace High School students visited the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Community Center as part of St. Thomas University’s STU Impact Summer Immersion Program. From left, Lauren Aponte, Juselie Derice, Fabia St. Juste, Arianna Martinez and Nathan Bonet.
Monsignor Edward Pace High School students visited the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Community Center as part of St. Thomas University’s STU Impact Summer Immersion Program. From left, Lauren Aponte, Juselie Derice, Fabia St. Juste, Arianna Martinez and Nathan Bonet. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Several students from Monsignor Edward Pace High School were selected to participate in St. Thomas University’s STU Impact Summer Immersion Program, which includes 40 high school students learning about college life through an on-campus, theological experience.

STU Impact was established in 2015 through a grant to St. Thomas University, and it was created to encourage students to explore theological traditions and contemporary morality.

Lauren Aponte, Nathan Bonet, Juselie Derice, Arianna Martinez and Fabia St. Juste represented Pace High during the eight-day program and participated in activities, including a beach cleanup, a meeting with the Coalition of Immokalee to learn about immigrant farm workers, and prayer and worship services.

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has partnered with Florida International University and the Andrew Mellon Foundation to provide the inaugural Humanities Edge Summer HEART Program, Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 10.

The program was created to help make the transition from MDC to FIU smooth for students studying humanities. The inaugural class includes 65 students, and they will attend information sessions, a writing and career workshop, explore research opportunities and participate in a tour of Overtown. An assembly will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at the MDC Wolfson Campus in Building One, 300 NE Second Ave., in Miami.

For information, call Michelle Carrasquilla at 305-237-7601 or email at mcarrasq@mdc.edu.

Mindworks Prep

Andrea Catsicas, the owner of Mindworks Prep, is awarding two $10,000 scholarships to Nova Southeastern University and the University of Miami Alumni Center in hopes of helping low-income students prepare for the SAT.

Catsicas created Mindworks Prep to help students prepare for the SAT, a standardized test required for admission to most colleges and universities, through boot camp courses. The program grants more than $250,000 of scholarships annually to underprivileged students, allowing them to attend the boot camps for free or with partial payment.

For information or to apply, visit mindworksprep.com/sat-scholarships.html.

The Education Fund

Miami-Dade County public and charter school teachers can load up on free classroom supplies 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Ocean Bank Center for Education Materials ahead of the 2018-19 school year.

The center, hosted by The Education Fund, was founded in 1992 following Hurricane Andrew to provide Miami-Dade teachers with access to supplies, including paper, pencils, rulers, and books donated by companies. The center is at 6890 NW 76 St., Medley. Teachers must RSVP online to attend.

For information or to RSVP, visit educationfund.org.

If you have news for this column, please send it to Adrianne Richardson at schoolscenemia@gmail.com.
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