Miami Lakes K-8 Language Arts teacher Virnalis Arvelo continued her annual celebration of students’ academic success by taking high achievers to dinner in July at ML Steaks + Sports restaurant. Since 2010, Arvelo has recognized students who have earned top marks on state exams by treating them to a meal at a restaurant.
This year, five students earned a 10 or a perfect score on their writing tests, and 13 students received a five on their English and Language Arts Assessments. Eight students attended the outing on Main Street, out of the 16 classmates who received the top marks. Shown from left are teacher Virnalis Arvelo and students Alyssa Diaz; Andrea Farrugia; Genesis Viales; Emille Tello; Dayanara Menendez; Aiden Schwinghammer; Jovani Gonzalez and Ryan Rio. Not shown are recognized students Valery Isuala-Balmace; Alex Borrego; Megan Lewis; Julian Miglio; Julianne Morales; Abigail Olazabal; Christian San and Pablo Yera.
Photo courtesy of Virnalis Arvelo.