Monsignor Pace High presents Cervantes Awards

Education By Katherine Palacio, Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  This year, Monsignor Edward Pace High School recognizes both a teacher of the year, Cervantes Award recipient, and a student Cervantes Award winner. Jeffrey Sanchez received the Cervantes Award for Teacher of the Year, and Christopher Gonzalez, class of 2015, received third place in the Cervantes Outstanding Student Essay Contest. Sanchez has worked at Pace for 23 years. He has worn many hats during his time there – track and...
  Miami Lakes K-8 Center has received the first Monarch Waystation Certification in Miami-Dade County for elementary and middle schools. Miami Lakes K-8 Center’s PTSA and the Girl Scouts Troop #500 have collaborated to create a Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation 7273 called “Home of the Monarchs.” Each fall, hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to Mexico and...

Bob Graham's Best Buddies plans toy drive

Education Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  The Best Buddies Bobcat Chapter at Bob Graham Education Center is off to a great start in the new school year as members gathered at a breakfast in October to enjoy new friends and facilitate a toy drive for Miami-Dade County Public Schools Special Education Conference (GIFT Conference). The Bobcat Chapter feels it is a natural fit to support this conference because according to Best Buddies International, the organization is...

Radio personality visits American Senior High

Education Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  On Friday, October 11, radio personality and actor Rickey Smiley spoke to American Senior High students about the importance of staying in school and continuing their education. The event was part of Smiley’s crusade while touring around the country to encourage kids to stay in school and further their education by attending college. Smiley graduated from Alabama State University. He is known for making millions laugh for over...

MLEC named National Merit Scholars

Education Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  This year, Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) is proud to announce that nine students were recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Merit Scholars and three as semifinalists for National Merit Scholars. Students in the eleventh grade of high school enter National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test and National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which serves...
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