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Palmetto High alumna earns national honors in rope-skipping contest

Namiya Crespo, left, with Supersonics coach Dillon Bethell, right, after the team wins a silver medal in the rope speed relay contest during the International Rope Skipping Federation Championships in Sweden.
Namiya Crespo, left, with Supersonics coach Dillon Bethell, right, after the team wins a silver medal in the rope speed relay contest during the International Rope Skipping Federation Championships in Sweden.

Palmetto High School alumna Namiya Crespo, 18, was one of 15 student-athletes to compete on the United States National Jump Rope Team called Supersonics.

During the summer, she competed in the female and individual events, called masters, in Sweden during the Federation Internationale de Saut a la Corde—International Rope Skipping Federation championships.

The Supersonics earned a silver medal in the individual rope speed relay contest, and placed fourth in the world for double-dutch speed relay. Individually, she placed second in single rope speed relay.

Crespo will attend Emmanuel College in Boston this fall to study physiology.

SCHECK HILLEL COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Twenty-nine Scheck Hillel Community School students were selected for the 2016 Advanced Placement Scholar Awards for their high scores on the AP exams.

Steven Bursztyn, Sarah Dreyfuss, Ariel Gelrud and Abraham Milhem earned the National AP Scholar Award for earning an average score of four or higher on all AP exams, five being the highest.

Steven Bursztyn, Sarah Dreyfuss, Abraham Milhem, Uriel Epelbaum, Ariel Gelrud, Daniela Hojda, Daniella Lanes, Eithan Martinez, Sivanne Mendelson, Tamar Mizrahi, Daniela Schmutter, Sarah Waxman, Abigail Winograd, Ilana Woldenberg, Joseph Wolf and Jordana Zackon received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all exams.

Victoria Cohen-Sechter earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award for earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all exams.

Twelve students were awarded the AP Scholar Award for earning a score of three or higher on three or more exams, and those students are: Daniel Assor, Shana Cohen, Fortunee Cohen, Moises Doron, Shayel Encaoua, Mark Hanz, Charles Israel, Shanna Lewinsky, Rochelle Lieberman, Jacob Mars, Harrison Mizraji and Danielle Scheck.

CORAL REEF HIGH SCHOOL

Business and Finance Academy senior Rahsaan Williams of Coral Reef High School was recognized for being part of the 2016 Summer Youth Internship Program’s Millennium Access Platform presentation during the Miami-Dade School Board, Florida, Academics, Evaluation and Technology Committee meeting earlier this month.

The Summer Youth Internship Program is a partnership between the Miami-Dade School Board, Board of County Commissioners, the Foundation for New Education Initiatives and The Children’s Trust that offers summer jobs to students in hopes of keeping them safe and motivated during the summer break.

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INCORPORATED

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity adopted William A. Chapman Elementary School, in Homestead, as the recipient of its 2016 Adopt-A-Classroom Grant based on recommendations from the community.

The historically black fraternity donated copy paper, notebooks, scissors, glue, pencils, teaching materials, and other supplies to the school.  

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