BGEC Students win awards in state environmental contest

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Students in Bob Graham Education Center’s Civic Engagement Academy presented a project in the spring on the effects of red tide at the Miami-Dade County Schools District showcase. 

     The project was titled “Stop Red Tide, Save Our Pride” and illustrated how harmful pollutants affect Florida’s waters. 

     After placing at the district level, the project moved on to the state competition on May 23, when the students placed second for the oral portion of the contest and took third place for their portfolio, the school said. 

     The students are from left: Jocelyn Valdes; Victoria Martinez; Jocelyn Rodriguez; Isabella Redondo; Joaquin Baez; Katherine Taybo; Samantha O’Steen; Amber Ugalde and Melody Martin. 

     Photo provided by the school.