Education Advisory Board announces awards

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    The Education Advisory Board’s inaugural Awards of Excellence will celebrate exceptional students in Miami Lakes.       The board recognized students in the fifth, eighth and 12th grades for their accomplishments in different categories.       The board also honored an exceptional educator.       Sponsored by the board, the Town of Miami Lakes and...

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...
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