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School Scene: 10 Scheck Hillel students receive merit scholarships

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL: Masonry students from Homestead Job Corps Center laid 24 engraved bricks at the Veteran’s Memorial at Losner Park in Homestead. Instructor Terry Devine laid bricks with his students to remember those who served the country. From left to right are: Terrance Tyler, Rodney Winn, Dexter Tatum, Kristopher Moreno, Terry Devine and Christina Walker.
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL: Masonry students from Homestead Job Corps Center laid 24 engraved bricks at the Veteran’s Memorial at Losner Park in Homestead. Instructor Terry Devine laid bricks with his students to remember those who served the country. From left to right are: Terrance Tyler, Rodney Winn, Dexter Tatum, Kristopher Moreno, Terry Devine and Christina Walker.

Ten students from Scheck Hillel Community School received merit-based scholarships from the school’s Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassador Program based on their academics, arts or athletics, and demonstration of leadership or community service.

The 2014 winners were: Dylan Heller, sixth grade; Daniel Abbo, seventh grade; Raquel DiMitri, eighth grade; Justin Rok Moskovitz, 10th grade; Daniel Fiske, Steven Bursztyn and Fortunee Cohen, 11th grade; Salomon Serfati, Jonathan Allen and Sharon Stambouli, 12th grade.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL

Christian Martin, a senior at Christopher Columbus High School, represented his school at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., last month. Christian met winners of the Nobel Prize, as well as inventors and scientists, medical school deans and leaders. He was awarded the National Academy of Future Physicians Award of Excellence and is eligible to compete for a full medical school scholarship.

Christian was chosen for the program because of his academic excellence, leadership skills, and determination to serve the community as a neurosurgeon.

HOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Two student teams represented Howard Drive Elementary School at the Fourth Annual Middlementary Bonanza Mathematics Competition. The first team was comprised of Griffin Jacobs, Elliot Myers, Amelia Slayden and Sara Oppenheimer. The second team included Ethan Dunnigan, Connor Meyerson, Kristopher Menendez and Ella Foxworthy.

The competition included algebra, geometry, mental math and problem solving. Kristopher placed second in the fourth-grade individual competition; Elliot placed third and Sara placed seventh in the fifth-grade individual competition.

CORAL REEF HIGH SCHOOL

Assistant Principal Nicole Berge-MacInnes of Coral Reef High School coordinated a Thanksgiving drive to fill baskets for families in need.

Berge-MacInnes met with various school clubs, made announcements and flyers about the food drive. Students, parents and staff donated to the cause, helping to feed more than 30 families for Thanksgiving.

ALEXANDER MONTESSORI SCHOOL

The students from Steve Falk’s Rock Band and Singers Club of the Alexander Montessori School participated in the Junior Orange Bowl Parade on Nov. 30. Students performed on a float decorated with musical notes while singing Maps by Maroon 5.

The Junior Orange Bowl Committee named Steve Falk’s Rock Band and Singers with the Best Community Entry award.

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