Silver Knight

2013 Broward Silver Knight Award honorable mentions

Forty-five students were selected among the best of the best in Miami-Dade and Broward receiving honorable mentions at Wednesday’s 2013 Silver Knight Award ceremony.

A winner and three honorable mentions were selected for each of the awards’ 15 categories. Each honorable mention winner received $500 and an engraved plaque for the lasting impact they made on their communities.

“It’s so hard to pick a winner because every one of these kids do amazing work,” said Jeff Kleinman, a judge on the Journalism panel this year, “straight A’s, incredible service and I have no idea where they find the time for all of this.”

The Silver Knight Award Program was founded in 1959 by former Miami Herald publisher John S. Knight and has honored more than 1,200 outstanding students with the Silver Knight distinction over the past 53 years.

“Everyone is so proud of it,” Kleinman said. “People who won it years ago still carry it as an incredible badge of honor.”

This year’s honorable mentions for Broward are:


James Chapman, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Lauren Nicole Bertino, Coral Glades High School

Jenin Emerald Mohammed, Everglades High School


Harrison Albert, West Broward High School

Hannah Farwell Montague, Pine Crest School

Adam Jamal Mustafa, Plantation High School


Jared Ross March, University School of Nova Southeastern University

Gabrielle Doobrow, David Posnack Hebrew Day School

Sheli Elana Demry, Coral Glades High School


Kelsie Templin, Flanagan High School

Rachel Leah Rosier, Coral Glades High School

Kasandra Meiler, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

English and Literature

Amanda Mancino, Cypress Bay High School

Alejandro Cuadros, Cardinal Gibbons High School

Aruba Khan, Flanagan High School

General Scholarship

Lauren Greger, Flanagan High School

Julia Grace Sutton, Coral Glades High School

Hayley Gearheart, Fort Lauderdale High School


Brooke Denton, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Jeremy Tache, Cypress Bay High School

Melissa Danz, American Heritage School


Maria Florencia Caruso, Coral Glades High School

Jake Rheingold, Cypress Bay High School

Sarah Feeley, Cardinal Gibbons High School

Music and Dance

Alexander James Carsello, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Arik Maurice, David Posnack Hebrew Day School

Drew Kurzman, American Heritage School

New Media

Brittney Sinitch, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Angelli Mae Aguilar, Flanagan High School

Christina Bukata, Coral Springs Charter High School


Bancy Makavana, Nova High School

Lorenzo Julio Cabrera, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

John Edward Rudnik, Pine Crest School

Social Science

Mary Elizabeth Shoaff, Hollywood Hills High School

Alexia Alter, Cypress Bay High School

Camille Traslavina, Cooper City High School


Brendan Krimsky, American Heritage School

Carina Tenaglia, Coral Springs Charter High School

Samantha Lewis, J.P. Taravella High School

Vocational Technical

Brian Mazur, McFatter Technical High School

Samantha Rae Robinson, Coral Glades High School

Catherine Mae Kaupp, West Broward High School

World Langages

James Webb McCready IV, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Miguel Paredes, American Heritage School

Chiara Kruger, Coral Glades High School