Mater Lakes Academy wins mock trial contest

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 18, 2022

   Mater Lakes Academy won 1st place in the second annual Private and Charter Mock Trial competition, held Feb. 23 - 24 at Miami Dade College North Campus.         The next step is competing in the final state competition; that winner will face the champion from the Miami Dade County Public Schools’ contest, Mater Lakes said.      Mock trial coach Rene Medina said, “I’m...

Mater Lakes Academy’s basketball teams celebrate district championship wins

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 18, 2022

     The Mater Lakes Academy girls basketball team set a school record for wins this season, going 16-9 and claiming a second consecutive district championship.       The team finished one game shy of reaching the FHSAA Class 4A Final Four, falling to state finalist Calvary Christian 64-63.       “I’m extremely honored to have coached this year, as we broke the...

St. Thomas University to host COVID-19 symposium on March 25

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 18, 2022

     St. Thomas University will host an all-day symposium about the impact of COVID-19 upon complex litigation.      Representatives from higher education, local governments, business and the courts will appear on panels on March 25 during the event that is free and open to the public.      The day begins in the Gus Machado College of Business auditorium at 8:30 a.m. with a networking...

Celebrating a love of reading

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, March 18, 2022

  Many area schools celebrated Dr. Seuss Day on March 2 by encouraging kids to read, and pre-kindergarten students at Miami Lakes K-8 Center donned their “Cat in the Hat” gear to get in the spirit of author Theodor Seuss Geisel’s creations.      The students at the school, at 14250 NW 67th Ave., are in teacher Pey-Guy Marra’s class. The day celebrates the author’s birthday and encourages...

BGEC fifth grader wins science medal

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, March 18, 2022

     Bob Graham Education Center student Alyssa Fernandez recently won a superior award for her science fair project on mass and distance at her school and in a district competition for elementary students. Alyssa is in fifth grade.       “The projects were all based on following the scientific method and conducting a valid experiment,” said Pablo Aguerre, BGEC math and science teacher....
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