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School Scene: ‘Heart Award’ winners for January announced, earn certificates

The senior Kindergarten students at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School learned to count to 100 by the 100th day of school. To celebrate, students created vests made from paper bags using the 100 items they chose and came to school dressed as 100-year-olds. Martiza Urdaneta and Susie Oldham are pictured with their classes on the 100th day of school.
The senior Kindergarten students at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School learned to count to 100 by the 100th day of school. To celebrate, students created vests made from paper bags using the 100 items they chose and came to school dressed as 100-year-olds. Martiza Urdaneta and Susie Oldham are pictured with their classes on the 100th day of school.

Students from Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center, Fulford Elementary School, North Beach Elementary School, North County K-8 Center, Treasure Island Elementary School and Biscayne Elementary School were awarded the Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award for acts of kindness towards their peers. Winners attend an ice cream party and are awarded certificates for their achievement.

Winning students from Feinberg/Fisher included Drago Arganaras, Tremia Toles, Angie Guardado, Evelyn Cortez, Jose Perez, Estelle Morales, Eloiza Carvajal, Dalbert Daza, Thais Dacosta, Gretta Somoza, Jamie Martinez and Rafael Guerra; Fulford Elementary winners included Sean Bah, Trinity Davis, Moesha Robertson, Rickyra Pierre-Louis, Victoria Salazar, Naisha Pierre, Helsa Darbouze, Veronica Marin, Nadjina Gustave, Doaine Burgess, Sara Sierra and Jaylen Posada.

North Beach Elementary winners were Jhasrilyn Cruz, Olympia Cuneo, Naomi Nelson, Noah Jaffe, Hannah Mina, Drea Buchman, Lily Poses, Hannah Stringham, Isabella Green, Emilie Pittman, Madeline Benitez, Kyle Thomas, Sebastian Zaldivar, Anthony Maione, Ben Lustig, Ethan Rash, Adrian Corniel, Mia Shields, Aurora Uguccioni, Eddy Barias, Ryan Wohl, Mia Arrow, Jacob Gaynor, Juan Fabal, Ben Kaplan, Lila Diamond, Kaleigh Guin, Emanuella Gracjasz, Emily Woodhouse and Mikel Gordogui.

North County K-8 winners were Eternity Eubanks, Kashara Byrdo, Malik Houston, Jahnaya Reid, Jeremiah Daniels, Arielle Augustin, Anelia Joseph, Idiamin Johnson, Roykia Stevens, Danasia Franklin, Willie Milbry, Ryanna Hicks, Raylan Campbell and Willie Pennyman; Winning students from Treasure Island Elementary included Sophia Vasquez, Thiago Delvalleromero, Tea Grigorova, Keyra Mendoza, Lazaro Garcia, Dylan Solares, Jaelly Murillo and Amyah Kennedy.

Biscayne Elementary winners were Rahim Matador, Adrian Valdes, Irela Montelongo, Syriana Oriol, Shamar Hylton, Heilin Mena, Sebastian Odige, Hailey Ledesma, Oreste Peña, Brenda Tapia, Keyla Imbert, Ana Andrade, Mia Lemos and Victoria Boschem.

MONSIGNOR EDWARD PACE HIGH

Brian Rodriguez of Monsignor Edward Pace High was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Youth Advocacy Award from the National Parent Teacher Association for his leadership skills in advocating for community involvement.

Brian is a member of the Miami-Dade County Youth Commission and the Miami Lakes Youth Activities Task Force. He will be awarded during the 2016 Legislative Conference Luncheon on March 9, in Virginia.

TERRA ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Karen Herrera of the TERRA Environmental Research Institute earned a perfect score on her Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture exam last year.

She is one of 55 students across the United States to earn a perfect score in 2015.

Karen is a member of her school’s environmental sciences academy with hopes to attend the University of Pennsylvania.

PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL

Palmer Trinity School will host a 2016 summer camp program for students in grades 2 to 12.

The program will feature athletics, such as flag football, basketball and soccer; academics, including English and algebra; arts and enrichment programs like college essay workshops, and a driver’s education course.

For information, visit www.palmertrinity.org/page/Summer.

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