For Immediate Release
March 15, 2017
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL - At the March Council Meeting, several community members were recognized for their accomplishments and community support:
City of Hialeah Educational Academy’s Principal Carlos Alvarez was recognized for winning the Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Award. This prestigious award was established to identify Florida's most effective principals in high-risk K-12 public schools. Recipients are recognized for making a difference in their school, community, and education of Florida's next generation. Unlike other education awards, winners are not nominated by colleagues, school boards, or superintendents, and the award is only bestowed based on data-driven merit.
The 8th grade Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) students of Bob Graham Education Center, were also honored for their recent accomplishment of winning 1st place at the State’s “We the People: The Citizen and Constitution” competition and now are preparing to attend the “We the People National Invitational” in Washington D.C. this April. The CEA academy is comprised of middle school students who are passionate about civic education and desire to become active leaders in their community.
Lastly, Katherine Durante for her inspirational dedication to our community and the Town’s Youth Activities Task Force (YATF). Currently, Ms. Durante is a high school student at Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College with a 4.4 GPA. Not only has Katherine served as an instrumental member of the YATF, she is the founder of the “The Great Miami Lakes Historical Scavenger Hunt.” Springing from Katherine’s passion to serve her community, she has participated in community service events and projects amounting to over 1,200 volunteer hours.