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School Scene: Booker T. Washington Foundation receives $3,000 donation

The Booker T. Washington High School Foundation recently received a $3,000 donation from Dade County Federal Credit Union. From left: George Joseph, president and CEO of Dade County Federal Credit Union (DCFCU); Annie Wilkinson, executive vice president, DCFCU; Walter Perkins, treasurer, Booker T. Washington High Foundation; and John Glover, president and CEO of the Foundation.
The Booker T. Washington High School Foundation recently received a $3,000 donation from Dade County Federal Credit Union. From left: George Joseph, president and CEO of Dade County Federal Credit Union (DCFCU); Annie Wilkinson, executive vice president, DCFCU; Walter Perkins, treasurer, Booker T. Washington High Foundation; and John Glover, president and CEO of the Foundation.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

George Joseph, president and CEO of the Dade County Federal Credit Union, announced the donation of two $1,500 scholarships for graduating students of Booker T. Washington High in Overtown. The donation was accepted by John Glover, president and CEO of the Booker T. Washington High Foundation.

The Dade County Federal Credit Union has donated a scholarship to the foundation since 2003, and decided to double its donation this year.

AVENTURA BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN

Aventura City of Excellence School students and staff hosted a Boosterthon Fun Run event, a nine-day program, in early February to encourage students to live healthier lives through various physical activities.

This year’s theme was Big World Recess.

Students ran for 30 minutes to theme music, watched documentaries about good sportsmanship, and learned about the everyday life of six student-athletes around the world.

Students also participated in volunteer work through The Great Shoe Takeoff, with a goal to send 60,000 pairs of used shoes overseas. Classes each fundraise to reach their goal, and Boosterthon will pay to send the shoes to communities in need.

For information on the Boosterthon Fun Run, visit www.boosterthon.com.

RANSOM EVERGLADES SCHOOL

The six-student jazz combo of Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove won fourth place at the Boston Berklee Jazz Festival — a festival that more than 200 high school jazz ensembles compete in from several countries.

Participants included Dimitri Godur, Rafi Jimenez-Faisal, Ryan Tie-Shue, Will Glass, Luca Gonzalez-Abreu and Music Director Joon Kim.

Joon also earned the top soloist award for the Ransom Everglades Combo.

PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL

Palmer Trinity School student Isabella Gomez won the Best Overall category in the Youth Service America’s Global Goals Poster Contest.

The contest challenges students to think critically about the Sustainable Development Goals, and to create an illustration that demonstrates how the youth will lead a better future.

CARNAVAL MIAMI WINN-DIXIE COOKING CONTEST

Winn-Dixie and the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana have partnered to host the annual Carnaval Miami Winn-Dixie Cooking Contest, a South Florida food competition that features Miami-Dade middle- and high school students, vocational students and the community.

The free event starts at 6 p.m. on March 8 at Winn Dixie, 3275 SW 22nd St. in Miami and is open to the public.

Participants will showcase their creativity before a panel of celebrity judges. Winners earn cash prizes and the Carnaval Miami Winn-Dixie Cooking Contest Winner title.

For information, visit www.carnavalmiami.com or call 305-644-8888.

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