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School Scene: Six Coral Gables Prep students win Miami-Dade County geography bee

GEOGRAPHY BEE: Students from the geography club of Coral Gables Preparatory Academy earned the title District Champions in Miami-Dade County’s Elementary Geography Bee.
GEOGRAPHY BEE: Students from the geography club of Coral Gables Preparatory Academy earned the title District Champions in Miami-Dade County’s Elementary Geography Bee.

Six students from the geography club at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy participated in the Miami-Dade County Elementary Geography Bee, and won the district championship.

Participants included: Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Lauren Scott, Juan Calderon, Elizabeth O’Meara, Sabrina Bonavita, and Matias Nieto.

Also, six students from the history club participated in the Miami-Dade County Elementary History Bee and placed first overall after competing in nine rounds against two schools.

Participants included: Juan Calderon, Hayden Hohman, Joaquin Breslin, Kira Phillips, Javier Kumar, and Camilo Garrido.

NAUTILUS MIDDLE SCHOOL

The music department of Nautilus Middle School recently selected Leonardo Tedesco as the 2015 Bob Novack Music Award winner. The award is given in memory of the late Bob Novack, a musician, band leader and educator, and recognizes students who are talented and plan to pursue music in the future.

Leonardo was awarded for his talent as a bass guitarist and assistant to his school’s music program. He also received a $100 scholarship.

TERRA ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Mock Trial team of TERRA Environmental Research Institute won the 11th Circuit Championship and qualified to compete in the Florida High School Mock Trial State Finals.

During the finals, the team placed fourth overall and finished the season strong with a 9-1 record. Participants included: Amber Tavakoly, Alexander Kaiser, Noah Washington, Alexis Valcarcel, Christopher Acevedo, Lucia Scarsi, Jose Perez IV and Coach Stephen Renick.

MONSIGNOR EDWARD PACE HIGH SCHOOL

Mitchy Leandre, Danielle Dalge, Juanesha Serra, Carina Jatib, Michelle Montoya and Sabrina Cabrera of Monsignor Edward Pace High School were the first graduating class of the Academy of Health Sciences in partnership with Barry University’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy program.

The students can take the National Registry of EMT exam in hopes of earning their certification and continuing in the medical field. Each student also received an EMT pin and stethoscope.

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The Center for International Education will host workshops to help incoming freshmen with their transition into high school. The program begins 9 a.m. June 15-17.

Also, there will be a spaghetti dinner for incoming 9th- and 10th-grade students, who are interested in applying to a magnet program, at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at the school, 900 NE 23rd Ave. in Homestead. Students must RSVP to attend.

For information on these upcoming events, call 305-248-7911.

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