Members of Doral Academy Preparatory School’s Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society recently came together to create cancer kits for children undergoing chemotherapy at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.
Dangely Canabal, Tae Lee, Srijeet Chakravarty, Irena Lian, Veronica Quirozo, Maria Pelayo and Darleidy Hernandez filled the kits with essential products and leisure items that can keep young patients busy during treatments. Kits included hats, hand sanitizers, tissues, arts and crafts items, books, puzzles, games, markers, crayons, stickers and books.
Ransom Everglades School
Sixteen students from Ransom Everglades School were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes high school seniors in the top 1 percent of high-scoring students that took the Preliminary SAT during their junior year.
Winners are Sofia Andrade, Julia Bernstein, Luke Elegant, Tomas Graglia, Winston Lam, Makenzie Love, Anna Mistele, Roberto Palacino, Isa Pena, Juanchi Roca-Paisley, Joshua Ronis, Calliste Skouras, Ilija Wan-Simm, Margo Squire, Valeria Vela and Daniela Zaidenberg. On Tuesday, the students were recognized at an Upper School assembly.
Students will continue in the competition in hopes of becoming a Merit Scholar and earning one of 7,500 scholarships, which will be awarded next spring.
Florida International University
Red Bull and Brickell’s American Social Bar and Kitchen recently announced the winners of their three-week Revamp competition, which challenged 28 Florida International University students to redesign the eatery’s interior and exterior bars.
The winning interior design students are Maria Leon, Mirtes Araujo, Carolina Cardona and Melissa Briceno of FIU’s Department of Interior Architecture Program.
“This was the first time our students have participated in a project for an actual client so early in their studies,” said Katie Rothfield, senior instructor at FIU’s Interior Architecture Department. “It was an incredible opportunity for the students to merge design theory with its practical application, and there is nothing more exciting than seeing your designs come to life.”
The completed renovations are slated to be unveiled in January 2019 during an on-site celebration hosted by Red Bull.
North Miami Beach Little League Challenger Program
The North Miami Beach Little League Challenger Program is now accepting participants for its Baseball Buddies program, which helps disabled children learn the game of baseball.
Team players meet at 10 a.m. on Sundays through Nov. 11. at Pelican Park, 18115 N. Bay Rd., in Sunny Isles Beach. Each player will be paired with a teen volunteer and learn new skills, drills and the basics of baseball.
Children 4 to 18, or 22 for high school students, are eligible to participate. For information or to register, visit nmbll.org or call Ronni Bianco at 786-423-9621.