MLK-8 Center students perform at Honors Music Festival

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

The Superintendent’s Honors Music Festival chose four students from Miami Lakes K-8 Center to perform at events held Miami Senior High School during the first week in April.  Grace Mazzorana, a 5th grader, sang with the Elementary Chorus at Miami Senior High School. Manuel Martin, 8th grade and Sabella Scavuzzo, 7th grade, both play violin and Layla Cino, 6th grade, plays the cello. The trio performed with the Middle School...

Miami Lakes Middle School’s theater stars win drama contest at Miami-Dade County Fair

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 20, 2022

Miami Lakes Middle School students won 1st Place in the drama competition held at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. The students performed numbers from a variety of Broadway musicals and popular films. The students also brought home special recognition ribbons, the only middle school to receive the ribbons, according to Principal Maria Medina. Top row from left: Natalia Voss, Annajelly Pinales-Bello, Zyonnah Hamil-Evans, Shayera...

Mater Lakes sends 12 wrestlers to state meet

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

    Ethan Vergara and Azakin Sejour won Florida High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships in Kissimmee to lead a strong showing by the boys and girls teams from Mater Lakes Academy back in March. Ethan won his second state title in the Class 1A 285-pound division.  Azakin won the state crown in the Class 1A 145-pound division.       In the girls competition, Sofia Ferran reached the...

Mater Lakes’ mock trial team places 5th in state

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

     Mater Lakes Academy’s Mock Trial team placed 5th in the High School Mock Trial Competition held March 31 – April 3 at the Justice Teaching Center at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  They argued a civil lawsuit about whether environmental damage to a wildlife preserve was caused by farm fertilizer that may have ended up in a river shared by both parties. The team was one of 16 and the sole school from...

BGEC Robocats win robotics contest

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 20, 2022

Bob Graham Education Center’s Robocats won 1st Place at the Middle School VEX IQ competition held at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. The team placed first for their engineering interview, which shows their knowledge of their project, the school said. The team also received a 5th Place award for Team Alliance, which is when two robots work collaboratively to maximize their points. Robocats shown above from left are Logan...
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