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School Scene: Elementary school students receive Heart award for their kindness

HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS: Students from North Beach Elementary School were selected as Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award recipients for the month of October. Students in the top row are: Leila Delgado, Carla Infante, Isabella Hernandez, Alyssa Ocana, Lily Schwartz, Ayana McCrae, Stefano Chiodi, Olivia Schottenstein and Victoria Poveda. Students in the bottom row are: Gali Bajaroff, Alejandro Marin, Richard Aguilar, Paloma Hickey, Mitchell Risolia, Ashley Trofino, Gabriela Figueredo and Gianni Farach.
HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS: Students from North Beach Elementary School were selected as Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award recipients for the month of October. Students in the top row are: Leila Delgado, Carla Infante, Isabella Hernandez, Alyssa Ocana, Lily Schwartz, Ayana McCrae, Stefano Chiodi, Olivia Schottenstein and Victoria Poveda. Students in the bottom row are: Gali Bajaroff, Alejandro Marin, Richard Aguilar, Paloma Hickey, Mitchell Risolia, Ashley Trofino, Gabriela Figueredo and Gianni Farach.

Students from North Beach Elementary School, Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center and Biscayne Elementary Community School were selected as winners of the Beth Turken Heart Award for the month of October. Jennifer Turken was a former student at North Beach Elementary School who passed away from a brain tumor. The award program was created in her memory to reward students for their kindness. Winners attend an ice cream party and receive certificates for their award.

The North Beach Elementary School winners were: Leila Delgado, Carla Infante, Isabella Hernandez, Alyssa Ocana, Lily Schwartz, Ayana McCrae, Stefano Chiodi, Olivia Schottenstein, Victoria Poveda, Gali Bajaroff, Alejandro Marin, Richard Aguilar, Paloma Hickey, Mitchell Risolia, Ashley Trofino, Gabriela Figueredo, Gianni Farach, Hannah Zuckerman, David Cardenas, Catherine Caseres and Stephano Contreras.

The Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center winners were: Daniel Gencturk, Estelle Morales, Marlene Rivera, Anica LaFrance, Valerie Correa, Gabriela Rios, Carla Toirac-Tabares, Rigel Solis, Dionel Gomez, Daniella Stephens, Valentina Urrejola, Caleb Alvarez, Sebastian Wong, Emily Diaz, Brooklyn Contes, Daniela Gutierrez and Aaron Lugones.

The Biscayne Elementary School winners were: Arianna Hasberry-Weiss, Thailyneshka Mercado, Anthony Fundora, Andres Lillard and Misael Crenna.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The South Florida Deaf Recreation Association recently presented the National Theatre of the Deaf for students who are in the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Ten schools participated in this event and they were: South Dade High School, Redland Middle School, Gulfstream Elementary School, Southwest High School, Auburndale Elementary School, Palm Springs Elementary School, Palm Springs Middle School, Miami Lakes K-8 Center, Miami Lakes Educational Center and Barbara Goleman High School.

Students were involved with the live two-act play that included A Show of Hands and See Our Signs. Actors also communicated using American Sign Language.

G. HOLMES BRADDOCK HIGH SCHOOL

Naomi Cabrera of G. Holmes Braddock High School, and chief executive officer of Future Business Leaders of America, was announced as the Gold Recipient for the business category of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. Naomi was awarded $1,000 toward college tuition and she is eligible to be the National Recipient, earn a computer and a trip to the National Youth Awards in Puerto Rico.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation promotes students who show leadership in their classroom and community to encourage their peers to use education as a tool for success.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY

The Miami-Dade County Dental Society recently visited BridgePrep Academy Charter School, in Miami, for the Children’s Oral Health Institute’s Lessons in a Lunchbox: Healthy Teeth Essentials and Facts about Snacks program.

About 200 first-, second- and third grade students received orange lunchboxes with toothpaste, a brush and floss inside while learning about the proper way to care for their teeth.

MIAMI CORAL PARK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Coral Park High School will host an open house for the engineering, architecture and construction programs at 6:30 pm on Wednesday in the school auditorium, 8865 SW 16th St., in Miami.

For information, call 305-226-6565.

MAST ACADEMY AT HOMESTEAD

MAST Academy at Homestead will host an information fair about the medical magnet program for incoming ninth- and tenth-grade students at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 at 1220 NW 1st Ave., in Homestead. Academies that are offered for students are biomedical, pharmacy, physical therapy and iMed.

For information, call 305-257-4500.

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