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School Scene: South Miami recognizes Columbus High student for starting children’s book club

Eddie Pozo of Christopher Columbus High School stands with South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard after being awarded during a recent commission meeting.
Eddie Pozo of Christopher Columbus High School stands with South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard after being awarded during a recent commission meeting.

Eddie Pozo of Christopher Columbus High School was recently recognized at the city of South Miami’s commission meeting for his work with the Pozo Brother Book Club, which he started as a freshman.

The purpose of the club is to pass on a love of reading to students. Eddie applied for a grant every year through the Dade Reading Council, which covers the cost of books. The club includes second- through fourth-grade students, and meets every Wednesday from January to May at the South Miami Community Center.

Eddie corrects pronunciation and defines words for students as they each read aloud select pages.

Archbishop Curley Notre Dame 6-12 Prep

Students from Archbishop Curley Notre Dame 6-12 Prep hosted students from Colegio Cardenal Newman in Argentina and Colegio Stella Maris in Uruguay, and attended the ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in St. John’s, Florida.

The workshop focused on leadership development, advocacy, community building and communication. This year marked the 29th anniversary that students from Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep have participated in the workshop.

Also, there will be an open house 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at 1 at 4949 NE Second Ave., in Miami. For information, visit www.acnd.net/admissions.

Howard Drive Elementary School

John-David Sagarriby, Khaliyah Bryant and Michaela Smith of Howard Drive Elementary School were selected to display their artwork at the Miami International University School of Art and Design’s Small Works exhibit.

The three students were inspired by artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Vincent van Gogh.

The students were honored at a reception with their parents on Oct. 17.

Mast Academy

There will be an open house for admissions at MAST Academy 9 a.m. Oct. 17 at 3979 Rickenbacker Causeway, in Key Biscayne.

Prospective students and their parents will learn about the middle- and high-school programs, tour the school, participate in a forum with faculty and staff, and learn about the admission process for both the Maritime and Cambridge programs.

For information, call Terry Kralievits at 305-365-6278.

Herbert A. Ammons Middle School

Herbert A. Ammons Middle School will host a magnet recruitment information fair 9 a.m. Nov. 14 at the school, 17990 SW 142 Ave. in Miami.

The fair will allow parents and students to tour the campus, learn about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB) and meet faculty and staff. The school also hosts tours ever Wednesday morning through December for those who cannot attend the fair.

For information or to sign up for a tour, call Nancy Segal at 305-971-0158, ext. 4505, or Nersa Garcia at ext. 4506.

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