Mater Gardens Academy received its ‘A’ flag on Sept. 28 at the campus, at 9010 NW 178th Lane in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. The banner represents the school’s performance during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Giving Gators charity, Mayor Manny Cid and Councilman Tony Fernandez presented the flag to the school. Giving Gators, Layer 8 Solutions and Major League Signs sponsored the project.
Shown from left are Mayor Manny Cid; Councilman Tony Fernandez; Mater Gardens Academy Lead Teacher Kristen Valarezo; Mater Gardens Academy Principal Pilar Fernandez Rives, who is married to Tony Fernandez; Giving Gators President Denis Brenis; Mater Gardens Academy Asst. Principal Lissette Piloto; Mater Gardens Academy Program Specialist Lynette Jurado and Giving Gators founder Daylin Garcia.