Goleman student gathers 100s of toys for hospitalized kids

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, January 31, 2024

     The Miami Lakes town council honored Barbara Goleman Senior High School senior Montserrat Hernandez for her community service. Montserrat was recognized on Jan. 16 for her holiday toy drive that benefitted children in Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

     Teacher Ana Soto says Montserrat collected 500 toys. Vice Mayor Tony Fernandez presented Montserrat with a certificate and noted all the teen’s efforts, which involved taking time during her weekends to collect the toys.

     Shown in the photo from left are Council members Ray Garcia and Marilyn Ruano; Vice Mayor Tony Fernandez; Montserrat’s father Eduardo Hernandez; Montserrat Hernandez; her mother Zoila Hernandez; Mayor Manny Cid and Council members Luis Collazo and Josh Dieguez