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School Scene: K-8 center students rewarded for their kindness

HEART AWARD WINNERS: These Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center students stand with their Assistant Principal, Aisha Marrero, and instructor Claire Warren while holding their Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Awards.
HEART AWARD WINNERS: These Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center students stand with their Assistant Principal, Aisha Marrero, and instructor Claire Warren while holding their Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Awards.

Students from Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center and North County K-8 Center were winners of the Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award for their acts of kindness toward their peers. Students are rewarded with a certificate and an ice cream party with their class.

The winners from Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center were: Carolina Egeste, Amora Roper, Paula Sotillo, Julia De-Andrade, Joshua Flores, Sha’Qya Brown, Angel Inoa-Gonzalez, Mateo Moran, Jesus Molina, Phaedra Toney, Stephanie Lizama, Nagesh Bueiz, Chris Perez, Emily Sierra Hernandez, Jonathan Valentin and Joshua Bordas.

The winners from North County K-8 School were: Tiffany Tolbert, Tiye Davis, Joshua Simmons, Jabari Sifrin, Shantel Mojena, Anthony Delgado, Jalen Glinton, Modupe Ogunjulugbe, Jayden Simmons, Chanel Hightower, Yahdira Burga, Deandre Francis, Trayon Russell, Jakalia Surmons, Lauren Satil, Mia Benitez, Janel Hightower, Wilnaya Barner and Dariehl Brown.

PONCE DE LEON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Ponce de Leon Middle School recently received the Literacy Village Keeper Award and $10,000 grant from the Wade’s World Foundation. Ponce de Leon was chosen because of its focus on providing a safe environment for learning literacy.

HAMILTON COLLEGE

Njideka Ofoleta, Coral Reef Senior High School alumna, was a recipient of the Hamilton Class of 1979 Student Travel Award. The award offers financial aid to students who want to pursue research projects in various parts of the world.

Njideka will visit Morocco this spring to perform ethnographic research on women. She will study the effectiveness of women’s micro-credit loans. Njideka is majoring in communication and Hispanic studies at Hamilton.

RIVIERA PREPARATORY SCHOOL

The Forensics Club students at Riviera Preparatory School recently competed in a tournament at Miami Beach Senior High School. Lucas Delgado and Ray Aguila placed second, and Ignacio Gutierrez and Matthew Bryant placed fourth in Duo Interpretation. Krysten Chavez placed third in Congressional Debate.

The students qualified for the Catholic Forensic League Grand Finals in March. If the students place in the top six, they will compete in the Grand National Tournament this summer.

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