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Doral Academy earns 31 awards, places ninth in math convention

Doral Academy Preparatory High School placed ninth in the state during the Mu Alpha Theta math convention in Orlando. Anirudh Rahul and Ethan Partidas will represent their school at the national competition in St. Louis in July.
Doral Academy Preparatory High School placed ninth in the state during the Mu Alpha Theta math convention in Orlando. Anirudh Rahul and Ethan Partidas will represent their school at the national competition in St. Louis in July. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

The math team at Doral Academy Preparatory High School represented Florida during the annual Mu Alpha Theta Convention in Orlando. Students earned 31 awards and placed ninth place overall in the state, earned the eighth place trophy for Inter-school Test and seventh place in Poster.

For teams, Theta placed seventh overall, Calculus placed 10th overall, and Computer placed sixth.

As individuals, Franco Vera placed 15th in Integration, and Area and Volume; Carlos Estrada placed 10th in Geometry and 11th in Quadrilaterals; Felipe Contipelli placed 10th in BC Calculus and seventh in Sequences and Series; Tomas Alvarez placed sixth in Logs and Exponents and 25th in Theta Individuals; Amanda Fernandez placed 12th in Analytic Geometry and 19th in Complex Numbers; Pedro Contipelli placed 14th in Theta Functions and 19th in Geometry; Vivek Brahmatewari placed 15th in Limits and Derivatives; Karanveer Sandhu placed 12th in Equations and Inequalities; Daniela Hernandez placed 12th in Geometry; and Liliana Sosa placed 17th in Logs in Exponents.

In the end, Anirudh Rahul, who placed third, and Ethan Partidas, who placed fourth, were awarded the Squirty Chicken Award for their high performance throughout the season. Both will represent their school at nationals in St. Louis in July.

UPPER KEYS FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE

The Upper Keys Fairchild Green Cuisine Challenge, held at the Sundowners Restaurant this month, required students to create recipes from foods that can be grown in outer space. Chefs from Snappers, Encore and Sundowners judged the competition.

The competition aims to encourage Upper Keys students to learn the importance of plants.

The first place winner was Plantation Key School’s Ti Rennie white bean dip.

GULLIVER ACADEMY

The 2016 Smart Cities Hackathon will take place at 8 a.m. on April 22 at Gulliver Academy, 12595 Red Road, in Coral Gables. The hackathon features seventh- and eighth grade students that aim to solve world issues that will face Miami in the future.

The event will be hosted by the school’s eighth-grade engineering students and will feature three keynote presentations by professors from the University of Miami: Sawsan Khuri, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Carmen Guerrero.

Eighth-grade Gulliver students will also present their 3D printed smart city scale model.

PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL

Ashley Quero, a junior volleyball player at Palmer Trinity School, was presented with a Golden Cup Award, and received the title Outstanding Hispanic High School Athlete at the Premios Copa Dorada, a sports award luncheon that honors the top Hispanic athletes in Miami-Dade County.

Ashley also received 3,000 votes as the county’s Most Popular Athlete, earning her the People’s Choice Award.

HOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Howard Drive Elementary School was recognized by Miami-Dade County Public Schools and myOn, an online e-book company, for having students that read 438.6 hours during spring break, March 18–27.

Also, Felix Torres, a fourth-grade student, placed in the top 30 districtwide for reading 20.75 hours and received a certificate from myOn.

The school received a visit from the Miami Heat Xtreme Team and its mascot, Burnie, earlier this month to celebrate the school’s accomplishment.

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