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...

Lawton Chiles 8th grader wins contest

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

Lawton Chiles Middle School student Vida Marrero placed 1st in the 2022 Homeless Trust’s Sensitivity Poster and Essay Contest. Vida, who is in the eighth grade, is shown above at left with her art teacher, Lilian Gonzalez.  Vida’s work along with that of three other winners will be permanently displayed at area homeless shelters. Vida and the other young artists were scheduled to be recognized at an April 29 board meeting...

Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy competes in national contest

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

    Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy’s middle and high school teams competed at the Ten80 National STEM League Finals held at Miami Coral Park Senior High April 29 - April 30.       The JMMA Silver Streaks from the middle school and the MAST and Furious high school teams faced 30 competitors, including from schools in Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina, Ten80 said. Teams...

Students, municipalities collect 12,000 pairs of shoes for the poor

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

     With shoes overflowing from inside their home and those of a neighbor and relative, too, the Inguanzo family of Miami Lakes on April 20 loaded footwear into two trucks destined for the Camillus House charity that serves the poor and homeless in Miami. The family and the Town of Miami Lakes along with several cities and schools that placed donation bins on their campuses collected over 12,000 pairs of shoes for the...

Student art promotes Miami Lakes parks

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

Students from Miami Lakes schools created artwork that appears on banners hung around and in two of the town’s largest parks. The banners are the from the Town of Miami Lakes Student Art Contest and are hanging near Miami Lakes Optimist Park and Veterans Park. The project began about two years ago and highlighted pocket libraries, public transit and the parks. Each banner celebrates different ways to get around town: The...
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