Education

Cutler Bay High straight-A students named to Principal’s Honor Roll

Principal Lucas De La Torre of Cutler Bay High School recently honored students who made the Principal’s Honor Roll for the first grading quarter.
Principal Lucas De La Torre of Cutler Bay High School recently honored students who made the Principal’s Honor Roll for the first grading quarter. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Principal Lucas De La Torre of Cutler Bay High School recently announced the students who made the Principal’s Honor Roll for the first grading quarter.

The Principal’s Honor Roll is reserved for students who earn straight A’s in both their classes and conduct. Students and their parents were honored during a private breakfast at the school. Honor roll students included David Ferret, Andrew Landsaw, Nicole Dubon, Kyara Huichapa, Cassidy Jerew, Alena Miller, Jose Solares, Julianne Yulkowski, Santiago Aday, Eloisa Alvarez, Kristina Alzugaray, Sophia Bonwit, Ashlynn Borrero, Alexandra Castellanos, Michael Fernandez, Leyton Foxworthy, Marina Marquis, Liz Martinez, Holly Mulder, Sabrina Prieto, Madison Richterkessing, Jessie Rivera, Ana Rodriguez, Tatiana Rodriguez, Alexis Tallon-Rendon, Gabriela Auguste, Madison Brian, Daniela Cisar, Zoe Fundora, Alondra Gomez, Kayla Guerrier, Christian Lopez, Anne Moya, Marcos Rivas, Kevin Rodriguez and Jan Seevens.

National YoungArts Foundation

Paloma Izquierdo, an alumna of the Design and Architecture Senior High School, was named a winner of the $25,000 Daniel Arsham Fellowship during the National YoungArts Foundation’s Miami Art Week Supper Club.

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Paloma Izquierdo was recently named a winner of the $25,000 Daniel Arsham Fellowship, a YoungArts program that was created to support program alumni. SALLY HUNTER


The Daniel Arsham Fellowship was created in 2017 to support aspiring visual artists who have received their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and are alumni of the foundation. Izquierdo was selected by a jury of internationally acclaimed artists, including Naomi Fisher and José Parlá, and in addition to winning $25,000, she won a yearlong mentorship with Daniel Arsham, the 1999 YoungArts winner in visual arts.

“I look forward to working with Paloma Izquierdo who, like me, grew up in Miami and attended Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami and Cooper Union in New York,” said Daniel Arsham. “I hope to help expand the lens of opportunity for Paloma and, with the support of YoungArts, empower her to thrive as a professional artist.”

Currently, Izquierdo is an interdisciplinary artist based in Miami and New York. Her sculptures have been exhibited at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C., Plant Seven in North Carolina, 41 Cooper Gallery in New York and the YoungArts Gallery in Miami.

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Miami Norland High School students view a shattered glass wall that features the names of drivers that died while driving distracted during AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ Virtual Reality Tour. During the tour, the campaign made a stop in Miami to visit more than 200 students at Miami Norland High and Miami High schools to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

AT&T ‘It Can Wait’ Virtual Reality Tour

More than 200 Miami-Dade County students from Miami Norland High School and Miami High School experienced the dangers of distracted driving during AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ Virtual Reality Tour.

Recent AT&T research found that 9 of 10 people admit to using their cellphones while driving, although all said that distracted driving is dangerous. The ‘It Can Wait’ campaign was launched to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving through a 3-D virtual reality experience that includes a shattered glass wall, a fragmented memorial wall to represent lives lost due to distracted driving and a pledge wall.

For information on AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ Virtual Reality Tour, visit itcanwait.com.

The Taco Bell Foundation

The Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship is now open for students, ages 16 to 24, in Miami-Dade County.

The scholarship program aims to support students that have unique passions, outside of academic or athletic categories, that they wish to pursue. Winners will receive scholarships between $5,000 to $25,000, and Taco Bell will award $1 million in new and renewed scholarships for employees.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 21 and winners will be announced next spring.

For information or to apply, visit www.tacobellfoundation.org.

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