Robocats to compete at national tournament

Robocats to compete at national tournament
When eighth graders from Bob Graham Education Center competed at the Junior Orange Bowl VEX IQ Tournament in November, their teams won awards for documenting how to build a well-crafted robot in...

Miami Dade’s Lady Sharks compete at national tournament

Miami Dade’s Lady Sharks compete at national tournament
The Miami Dade College women’s volleyball team finished their season 29-3, and reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship. It...

Pig Roast contest to benefit Our Lady of the Lakes School

The Dad’s Club of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School will host a unique competition to benefit the school: A pig roast, called Pig Nic. The porkers will be cooked on Jan. 26 by 14 teams of amateur chefs who are parish members. The results will be judged by a panel that...

College Fair Feb. 23

Students and parents can learn more about planning for college, financial aid and admission and testing requirements at the 2020 Miami National College Fair. The free event is scheduled from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport &...

It’s never too late to finish college

Students who dropped out of Miami-Dade College because of financial hardships have a way to return to school and complete their degrees, for free. The Last Mile Completion Scholarship is available to former students who are Florida residents who had a GPA of 2.0 or higher; were in...

Standing tall for education

Standing tall for education
Special projects at area schools that ranged from gardening, robotics and mental health awareness to theater and cheerleading received grants from the town of Miami Lakes’ Education Advisory...

BGEC names outstanding teachers

BGEC names outstanding teachers
Bob Graham Education Center is recognizing two of its teachers. Jennifer Leal-Mansito, above, was named Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. Leal-Mansito attended public schools in...

FIU diver headed to Tokyo Olympics

FIU diver headed to Tokyo Olympics
Florida International University diver Maha Gouda is headed to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this summer. The sophomore qualified to represent her home country of Egypt in the Olympics 10-meter...

Goleman revives girls basketball program

Goleman revives girls basketball program
Clyde Glover has coached girls high school basketball for 30 years and enjoys building winning teams. In two decades at Monsignor Edward Pace High School, the Lady Spartans won three state...

Students win math, computer science awards

Students win math, computer science awards
Three sixth graders from Miami Lakes K-8 Center placed third in the Sixth Annual Innov@te-CTEC Coding Competition, held Dec. 7 at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus. Anthony Gonzalez,...

Holiday celebrations at BGEC

Holiday celebrations at BGEC
Santa and Mrs. Claus made their way to Bob Graham Education Center on Dec. 16 when they surprised Teacher Kimberly Ottaviani’s second grade class. Everyone sang Christmas carols and shared...

Miami Lakes K-8 Center to send kids to district science competition

Miami Lakes K-8 Center to send kids to district science competition
Their teachers call them the “Stars of STEAM.” They are the finalists of a fair devoted to science, technology, engineering, art and math that was held Dec. 4 at Miami Lakes K-8...

MLK-8 Center student joins All-State Orchestra

MLK-8 Center student joins All-State Orchestra
Miami Lakes K-8 Center 8th grader Sabrina Scavuzzo (shown at left with music teacher Sara Cino) was accepted into the All-State Orchestra.In January she will join other Florida students in Tampa,...

Lawton Chiles Middle School honors responsible students

Lawton Chiles Middle School honors responsible students
The value of the month at Lawton Chiles Middle School during November was responsibility. Teachers at theHialeah school selected students who exemplified the guiding principle. Left to right:...

MLK-8 2nd graders get green thumbs

MLK-8 2nd graders get green thumbs
The Miami Lakes K-8 Center is promoting healthy eating habits to their students.Teacher Jennifer Gomez’s 2nd graders recently planted vegetables and flowers (that will deter insects) in two raised...

Chess teams from Jose Marti MAST Academy and Mater Lakes Academy compete at Doral tournament

Chess teams from Jose Marti MAST Academy and Mater Lakes Academy compete at Doral tournament
At the 64 Squares Foundation Tournament in Doral on Dec. 7, chess teams from Mater Lakes Academy and Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy competed to win or place in their divisions.As part of the...

Tabares Hantman chosen again to lead board

Miami Lakes resident Perla Tabares Hantman was reelected chair of the Miami-Dade County School Board for the 2019-2020 school year.  It is the 12th time she was chosen for the leadership role, her office said. Board member Dr. Steve Gallon III was elected vice chair on Nov. 20....

Giving Gators Meal Drive feeds 100+ families

Giving Gators Meal Drive feeds 100+ families
The Giving Gators annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive helped families enjoy the holiday with a complete, traditional meal.The charitable group put together boxes that held all the fixings, including...

OLL students walk a runway for charity

OLL students walk a runway for charity
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Miami Lakes held its 23rd annual children’s fashion show and luncheon to raise tuition for families in need as well as to support the...

Comcast Scholarship

Florida seniors now is your chance to apply for a scholarship from Comcast! Applications will be accepted until Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. The one-time $2,500 scholarship is funded by the Comcast NBCUNIVERSAL Foundation and is to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses only.To...

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