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Smith studied without home, electricity

At graduation, students wear the cap and gown in honor of their academic achievements, whether it is their commitment to education; their performance in class; their test scores; or even their class attendance. But seldom does the cap and gown ...

Tacolcy honor roll students recognized at ceremony

The Miami Tacolcy Academy Center had more than 20 students on the Honor Roll all school year. For the end of the school year, NFL Super Bowl 2016 Denver Champ and Miami native Kayvon Webster and award-winning writer Jasmine Dee ...

Edison High athletes receive scholarships

On June 9, a signing ceremony was held for eight outstanding soccer players who received scholarships based on their academic achievements and athletic talent. The athletes are from Miami Edison High School. They are members of the Little Haiti FC ...

A big laptop giveaway in Miami Gardens

For the seventh year in a row, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III has helped college-bound students from Miami Norland, Miami Northwestern and Carol City high schools by awarding them state-of-the-art HP laptops during the end-of-year award ceremonies. On Wednesday, ...

School board recognizes Turner Tech Arts students

As proposed by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, the Miami-Dade School Board recognized six 12th-grade students from William H. Turner Technical Arts High School for their extraordinary scholastic achievements. Under the leadership of Principal Lavette Hunter, Turner Tech ...

MEYGA Learning Center celebrates first-ever graduates

MEYGA Learning Center in Liberty City celebrated its first-ever graduating classes for Pre-K through seventh-grade students at the Liberty Square Community Center on May 27.

Youth Automotive Training Center graduation

Twenty-seven young men recently celebrated a new chance for brighter futures as they became the 37th class to graduate from the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC). A crowd of more than 350 family members, guests and community leaders were present ...

St. Thomas hosts legal initiative

The third annual Miami-Dade County Public School Legal Initiative was held on Thursday, May 19. The event was the brainchild of attorney Kymberlee Curry Smith and hosted by St. Thomas University Law School. The event was sponsored by the Law ...

Miami Bayside Foundation awards scholarships

The Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) awarded $1,000 scholarships to 37 high school seniors at Miami City Hall on May 26. Four of the 37 students received the Commissioner Willy Gort Scholarship, a scholarship program for District 1 residents that was ...

Sending Rockets into summer

Coach Roland Smith winds down on his third year leading the Miami Central Rockets. Though there wasn’t a Spring Football Jamboree for the third year in a row, there was the usual Intra-Squad Scrimmage to send the Rockets into the ...

BTW alum establishes major endowment

Herbert “Herb” Carter, Miami native and 1956 graduate of Booker T. Washington (B.T.W.) High School excelled for close to three decades as a corporate executive at IBM and the Siemens Corporation. Just a couple of weeks prior to his death ...

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 ...