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South Florida credit union awards 15 full-ride scholarships

Fifteen Miami-Dade seniors will attend college in the fall with full-ride scholarships from the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union. Students were awarded last month during the 2016 Hubert O. Sibley Scholarship ceremony.
Fifteen Miami-Dade seniors will attend college in the fall with full-ride scholarships from the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union. Students were awarded last month during the 2016 Hubert O. Sibley Scholarship ceremony. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union announced the 15 Miami-Dade seniors who earned full-tuition scholarships for 2016 during its annual Hubert O. Sibley Scholarship ceremony.

To be eligible, seniors or their parent/guardian must have had an account with the credit union for at least one year.

Scholarship winners included Christiana Simon of North Miami Beach High School, Timothy Mills of Miami Springs High School, Zharia Thornton of Fort Lauderdale High School, Anay Ravelo of Hialeah Gardens High School, Chanyra Johnson of South Dade High School, Nicole Regalado and Cassidy Hidalgo of Coral Reef High School, Carelys Trujillo of Southwest Miami High School, Carolina Arriaza of Westland Hialeah High School, Jason Harris of Miami Killian High School, Guichard Etienne of North Miami High School, Freud Francois Jr. of School for Advanced Studies, Bryan Stayton of Keys Gate Charter High School, Tanisha Poitevien and Joshua Brown of William Turner Technical Arts High School.

MIAMI SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL

The Mu Alpha Theta chapter of Miami Springs High School competed in the 2016 Mu Alpha Theta national convention held July 10-15 at Washington University in Missouri.

Timothy Mills, Brent Cates, Jennifer Velez, Bryant Porras, Vanessa Gutierrez and Cory Harrington earned trophies in various categories. Timothy placed 12th in Sequences and Series, and 14th in Integration; Brent placed 15th in Set Theory; and Jennifer placed 13th in Gemini. The calculus team, which included Timothy, Brent, Bryant, and Cory, placed fourth in Mu Bowl.

Vanessa and Jennifer placed third in Scrapbook and the poster competition.

Also, Adrian Perez was elected as president of the National Mu Alpha Theta Student Delegate Assembly for the 2016-17 membership year. He was also elected as student representative for Region 5.

The club is now fundraising for the next season and the 2017 Mu Alpha Theta National Convention in New York. To support the club, email maomssh@gmail.com or call 305-343-8965.

CAR WASH AND RIDE EVENT

Homestead-Miami’s Speedway and Special Olympics Florida of Miami-Dade will host a car wash and ride event on July 31 at Southwest 344 Street and Palm Drive to benefit Driving for a Cause, an outreach charity program.

From noon to 5 p.m., participants who give $20 donations will get car washes and chances to drive around the 1.5-mile track that hosts championship races during NASCAR’s three national series. Extra laps are $10 each.

Local car clubs are eligible for a group rate: call Brandon Ward at 305-230-5228 or email him at bward@homesteadmiamispeedway.com for prices.

To participate in the event or for information, call 305-230-5243 or visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/CarWashandRide.

THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

The National YoungArts Foundation is now accepting applications for artists who are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status, and are ages 15 to 18 or in grades 10 to 12 as of Dec. 1.

Winners of the program receive benefits, including cash awards of up to $10,000, master classes with accomplished artists in your field, eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and educational and artistic development opportunities.

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. For information or to apply, visit http://www.youngarts.org/apply.

Finalists who have already attended YoungArts week are not eligible to apply. Alumni artists can contact alumni@youngarts.com for information about opportunities.

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