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School Scene: Hochberg Prep hosts Women of Distinction Gala

Doral Charter Academy students stand with their coach, Sam Koski, after winning first place in the Meeting of the Minds math competition, held at Miami Dade College.
Doral Charter Academy students stand with their coach, Sam Koski, after winning first place in the Meeting of the Minds math competition, held at Miami Dade College.

The students and staff of Hochberg Preparatory School recently honored several academic, business and civic leaders at the school’s Women of Distinction Gala.

Honorees included Jo Ann Arnowitz, chief curator and executive director of the Jewish Museum of Florida; Orit Feigelman, chairwoman of the Feminine Riviera Parliament of South Florida; Revital Malca, deputy council general and consulate of Israel, Florida and Puerto Rico; Anne Mandelbaum, director of the Early Childhood Academy; Veronica Maya, Miami chapter president of Sephardic Federation of Latin America; Alla Rios, president of Russian American Chamber; Denise Rubin of Denise Rubin Group real estate company; Mindy Tucker, president of Greater Miami Hadassah; and Charlene Welker of Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Awards were presented by Constance Jones, local anchor of WPLG-10 news.

ARCHBISHOP CURLEY NOTRE DAME PREP

The TEEM Club at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep received a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, an organization that aims to improve child nutrition and end childhood obesity.

Science instructor Kathy Berdugo plans to have the science and cooking clubs work together to prepare meals for students to sample at lunch and after school. Students will also provide tours for middle school students to discuss the nutritional properties of each plant in the garden.

MEETING OF THE MINDS MATH COMPETITION

The Meeting of the Minds math competition was held Feb. 20th at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus, sponsored by the math department.

Doral Academy Charter School students placed first in the team competition. Participants included Tomas Alvarez, Anirudh Rahul, Felipe Contipelli, Ethan Partidas, and Coach Sam Koski. Students each received a medal and a trophy for their first place win.

James Leng, Allan Gelman, Alejandra Garza and Danny Gelman of the School for Advanced Studies earned second place in the team competition.

James Leng also placed first in the individual competition.

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