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Norland gets it together on all fronts

admin | 5/10/2012, 5:35 a.m.

You have to give it to the leadership at Miami Norland Senior High School. They seem to have the Midas Touch turning everything they touch into gold. After snagging state titles in football and boys basketball, and nearly taking the girls basketball state title, they just brought home another trophy the state title for girls track and field. But thats not all. It gets even better. Last weekend, Norlands music department achieved superior ratings by their concert and jazz bands a feat that no other Miami-Dade County Public School was able to equal. In fact, Norland has been bringing superior ratings back to its humble halls for the past 15 years. And thats for a school that once faced significant behavior problems and abysmally low FCAT scores. The community surrounding Norland showed up recently for a parade to salute their students and their athletic achievements. Now, the students have even more of which they can be proud. Theres nothing better than seeing our children smile because they have done the unthinkable and snagged that which only few can capture state titles and other top honors. As the school year winds down, we felt it was only fitting that we take time to salute the outstanding efforts of the principal, faculty, administration, parents and of course, the students that represent Miami Norland High. Way to go!!!