Esperanza Cadena, Briana Gaspard, Danielle Antoine, Sabrina Monestime and Styve Mbuyi of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep were recognized by the Posse Foundation as scholarship semi-finalists.
The nonprofit Posse Foundation recruits and trains high school student leaders to form multicultural teams of 10 to 12 people, called Posses. Scholarships are given to students who contribute to their community, demonstrate leadership and have both communication and team-building skills.
Also, there will be an open house 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school, 4949 NE Second Ave., in Miami.
For information or to register, visit www.acnd.net/admissions.
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Christopher Columbus High School
Nestor Montejo, Michael Tonarely, William Reis, Brian Fenaughty and Tomas De La Casas of Christopher Columbus High School were selected as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
Students enter the scholarship program by taking the PSAT and are selected based on their scores. There are about 16,000 semi-finalists chosen nationwide each year. These students continue in the competition in hopes of becoming a finalist.
For information about the program, visit www.nationalmerit.org/.
School For Advanced Studies
Saad Siddiqui of the School for Advanced Studies was selected for the Windows on Williams (WOW) Fly in Program at Williams College in Massachusetts.
The WOW program is offered to high-achieving high school seniors around the country. Students are selected and receive all-expense-paid trips to the campus for three days to attend workshops and meet faculty and staff while living in a dorm.
Saad departs from Miami on Sept. 24.
Miami Book Fair
The National Book Foundation has teamed up with the Miami Book Fair to host a Teen Press Conference this year with the National Book Award finalists in young adult literature on Nov. 20, at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 Northeast Second Ave., in Miami.
High school students from Miami-Dade County will act as reporters as they interview finalists for the 2015 National Book Award Finalists in Young Adult Literature.
The Miami Book Fair will be from Nov. 15-22. For information, visit www.miamibookfair.com or call 305-237-3258.