Bouncing through summer camp days

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Adrian Mena hops into the splash pad of a large inflatable water slide at the Miami Lakes Athletic Club during its annual summer camp.       To mark the end of the first week of camp on June 17, campers cooled off on the water slide that was set up near the club’s tennis courts between Bull Run Road and Miami Lakes Drive.        Campers can enjoy a variety of activities...

BGEC Students win awards in state environmental contest

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Students in Bob Graham Education Center’s Civic Engagement Academy presented a project in the spring on the effects of red tide at the Miami-Dade County Schools District showcase.       The project was titled “Stop Red Tide, Save Our Pride” and illustrated how harmful pollutants affect Florida’s waters.       After placing at the district level, the...

Lawton Chiles Middle student is finalist in piano competition

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 16, 2022

     Lawton Chiles Middle School student Telisa Gaviria was a finalist in the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation’s 2022 Piano Slam, held in April at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.       Telisa was in the sixth grade and was one of eight students representing middle schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.        The Piano Slam is a program that combines classical music, creative...

Lawton Chiles Middle student wins honorable mention for art

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 16, 2022

     In April, Solange Perez was an eighth-grade student at Lawton Chiles Middle School when she won Honorable Mention in the Blue Ribbon Poster Contest.       The art competition was hosted by Amigos for Kids at the art gallery at the Hialeah campus of Miami Dade College.      The winning posters were displayed at an awards ceremony on April 22 and the young artists, families and...

Miami Lakes K-8 Center students make Top 10 at mock trial competition

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 16, 2022

Students from the Miami Lakes K-8 Center’s Law Studies program can be proud of how they ended their school year.  The team placed 6th in the state among 70 schools that participated in the Florida Mock Trial Competition held in the spring at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Competitors submitted video entries and the winners were announced via Zoom. Led by teacher Jennifer Simeon, the students argued both sides of a criminal...
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