Commissioner Barbara Jordan hosts annual Brain Blast

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Elementary school wins competition

Fifth graders at two Miami Gardens elementary schools recently duked it out to become the champion in Commissioner Barbara Jordans 4th Annual Brain Blast on May 18th. Golden Glades Elementary school was no match for North Dade Center for Modern Languages that dominated the competition. Questions challenged students knowledge on topics that ranged from the American Revolution and Black history to chemical symbols and mathematical equations. This is the second year North Dade Center for Modern Languages has walked away victoriously, Jordan said. They are fierce competitors and I look forward to next years academic showdown. Both schools walked away with a cash prize of $500 each for participating. The first place winners from Golden Glades include: Miranda Del Soto; Robert Desrosiers; Reginae Donatien; Krystal Leyva; Suzanne Melbourne; and Angela Munoz. Jordan said the annual Brain Blast is her chance to showcase the talents of local kids outside of sports or other non-academic competitions. While I hold athletic competitions for students," Jordan said, "it is equally as important to highlight their skills off of the gridiron and away from the basketball court." By Latoya BurgessLburgess@miamitimesonline.com