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5000 Role Models hold academic signing day

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson celebrated the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s “Academic Signing Day” for the 2016 class on May 9 at Jungle Island. Eighty-one graduating seniors, newly christened Wilson Scholars, put pen to paper and signed scholarships to ...

BTW alumni awards 32 scholarships at Legends Gala

In the midst of Booker T. Washington High School celebrating its 90th anniversary (1926-2016), the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association aligned itself with the anniversary celebration and presented the 12th annual Living Legends and Orange and Black Scholarship Gala. The ...

M-DCPS Teacher of the Year in running for Fla. top prize

As the nation celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Day, Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrates one of its outstanding educators. Precious Symonette, the 2017 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, received the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday, May 3, when she ...

Getting ready for college

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition announced the first round of Scholarship Program recipients at its annual awards ceremony dinner on April 19. “We saw by the large number of talented, intelligent and deserving high school seniors who applied ...

Fun Fest at Brownsville

Brownsville Middle School hosted the Falcon Fun Fest on April 9 as a reward for students’ participation at Saturday Academy for additional academic support in preparation for the Florida Standards Assessments tests. Students enjoyed free food, books, music, balloon animals, ...

HBCU scholarships awarded

Carol City High School student Victoria Allen had a huge smile on her face when she was formally presented with a scholarship for $1,000 and a jumbo check from organizers of the HBCU/Greek Walk and Run. Allen, who will attend ...

HBCU presidents share their stories

The power of exceptional women nearly lifted the roof off of Lee Hall Auditorium at Florida A&M University on March 22, as six leading college presidents shared professional challenges, life experiences and inspirational stories. The Extraordinary Reach discussion was part ...

FMU partners with National Black MBA

Florida Memorial University and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) entered into a groundbreaking agreement that will develop and strengthen career pathways for undergraduate and graduate business students. The partnership aims to enhance the quality of the educational experiences, internship ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters get big gift from Carnival

With the help of the Carnival Foundation, the Miami chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters received a new facility called Carnival Center for Excellence. “We want people to some how, some way get involved with Big Brother Big Sisters. ...

Camp brings the peace

The Inner City Youth Enrichment Camp's third annual "Stop the Violence and Bring the Peace" event took place March 26 at Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St. School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Teacher

A former student leader looks back at a milestone

Fifty years ago (on Saturday, March 26, 1966) a headline in the Miami Herald read: “Sharecropper's Son Miami Dade Junior College Student Leader." The accompanying photograph shows a crush of jubilant well-wishers surrounding Bobby Reid, the first Black student body ...

FMU convocation honors alumni

Florida Memorial University celebrated Founder's Week from March 15-19. It's been 137 years since the university opened its doors to students who aspire for brighter futures and it's been 48 years since the school came to Miami from St Augustine. ...

Four Miami teens selected for Disney Dreamers Academy

Each year since its 2007 inception, Walt Disney World has collaborated with media mogul Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine to host the Disney Dreamers Academy — a four-day, all-expense paid, hands-on educational and mentoring opportunity for high school students from ...

SEED School of Miami making strides

Now in its second year, The SEED School of Miami, Florida’s first college-prep public boarding school, is looking for its next class of superstar scholars. Applications are now being accepted through April 4 for incoming sixth graders for the 2016-2017 ...

Teacher of the Year is honored proclamation

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presented a proclamation to Precious Symonette, Miami-Dade County’s Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, for her work at Miami Norland Senior High at the March 8 Miami-Dade County Commission meeting. Symonette, a creative writing teacher, ...

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