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Luis Garcia-Sarabia and Jonathan Wong, accompanied by Mr. Ennis, principal of Coral Reef and Dr. Monteagudo, principal of SAS, receive their $20,000 prize from Superintendent Dr. Carvalho, as winners of the Superintendent’s Student Innovation Challenge.

Congratulations to Coral Reef student Luis Garcia-Sarabia and his partner from SAS, Jonathan Wong, for winning one of three $20,000 prizes in the first-ever Superintendent’s Student Innovation Challenge.

Luis and Jonathan’s inventive submission about the handling of our county’s and planet’s water challenges was honored with the top award in the Environmental category.

Thank you to the Superintendent, coaches and judges for this amazing opportunity for our students to hone their presentation, speaking and writing skills; to be a part of a greater solution and to be recognized and awarded for their innovative thinking, social awareness and their commitment to improve our world.

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Coral Reef boasts not one, but two Silver Knight winners for the 2019 awards. Sofia Alvarado won for the Business category and Jianan Zhang won for the Speech category.

Sofia AlvaradoAfter leaving Venezuela and receiving political asylum in the U.S., Sofia Alvarado knew she had to do something to help people back home. Three years ago, she started Stand Up for Venezuela, which sends supplies to Venezuela’s neediest children, such as group homes for girls who have been abused, or homes for children with major illnesses and children’s hospitals.

In the past year, Stand Up for Venezuela sent more than 300 boxes filled with food, clothes and supplies. She teamed up with Project Cozy, which sells blankets and donates an identical one to hospitals in Miami, to benefit two hospitals in Venezuela.

The lyrics to “The Greatest Love of All” — the one that opens with the line, “I believe that children are our future” — resonated with her when she read the lyrics as a child, she said.

Sofia is a U.S. Presidential CTE nominee and placed fifth in Future Business Leaders statewide awards.

Jianan ZhangWhen Jianan Zhang joined the nonprofit, We Are Nature, in 2016 as its volunteer and recruitment chair, she had no idea the experience would transform her life. She became president, organizing nearly 30 cleanups across South Florida, managing a network of team leaders, and working with a wide array of community organizations.

She organized two voter registration drives during cleanups in partnership with NextGen Florida ahead of the 2018 primary elections. She filmed a video in collaboration with The Love Vote to encourage people to vote on behalf of the environment, and as co-president of a youth leadership group, organized a workshop for high school freshman on developing their leadership skills.

She sees local threats like sea level rise and other natural disasters as “the forefront concern of our generation.”

Jianan was selected for a Van Alen Institute internship, and she was one of 25 high school students across the country to advance as a Bezos Scholars Finalist, a leadership program.

Silver Knights, like these young women, identify problems in their communities and beyond and work to solve them, sometimes under the grimmest of circumstances. On top of being star students with impressive résumés both in and outside of the classroom, they take on larger-than-life sustainable service projects. They commit to an intense, sometimes years-long application process to be nominated by their school for the Silver Knight awards and undergo an interview before a panel of judges.

The teens were among 30 winners recognized Thursday, May 16, at the 61st annual Miami Herald Silver Knight awards at the James L. Knight Center. They shined among 639 nominees from 109 schools in both counties, with winners picked in 15 categories in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties in categories ranging from art and athletics to science, mathematics, speech and world languages.

The winners join an exclusive group of Silver Knights who have made a lasting mark in the South Florida community and beyond. Notable alumni include Amazon founder and magnate Jeff Bezos, “Rocky” composer Bill Conti, artist Xavier Cortada, and Frances Dee Cook, the former ambassador to Burundi, Cameroon and Oman.

September Student of the Month

Miami, FL – October 3, 2018 –

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Student of the Month with Mr. Ennis.

Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

VPA – Ryan Antoine

BUSINESS – Christopher Varela

AGRISCIENCE – Stecia Steele

ENGINEERING – Megan Marling

MEDICAL – Arielle Bayard

LEGAL – Annabelle Colon

IB – Tavarria Zeigler

FOREIGN LANGUAGE – Timothy Shin

SOCIAL STUDIES – Erika Navarro

VOCATIONAL /PE – Jessica Hinchey

SPED – David Salcedo

SCIENCE – Rhianna Smith

MATHEMATICS – Sophia Salamanca

LANGUAGE ARTS – Jasmine Bergstrom

Congratulations to ninth grade IB student, Zoe Diederich. Zoe participated in the Science Fair this year with her cooling design for Turkey Point (nuclear power plant.) She won the following awards this year representing our school:

  • Superior award and finalist at South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair
  • NASA Earth System Science Award
  • Second place in State Science Fair competition
  • Third place in the International Science and Engineering Fair

We are all very proud of her and look forward to many more years of her accomplishments! Also, thank you Mrs. Lominchar for helping her throughout her many accomplishments.

Congratulations to Sophia Lord editor in chief and the entire 2018 staff of Elysium Literary/Art Magazine.

The 2018 edition of Elysium, Coral Reef High’s literary/art magazine, won two top national awards this year: the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Crown Award and the National Council of Teachers of English REALM Award.

For a pdf version of the 2108 edition as well as other archived editions dating back to 2005, visit us online.

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Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/ACADEMIES

VPA- Sofia de la Grana

BUSINESS– Sydney Calle

AGRISCIENCE– Alexander Valcellio

ENGINEERING– Jose F. Ibarra

MEDICAL– Bianka Estrada

LEGAL– Daniel Figueroa

IB– Anna Q-Giegling

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/DEPARTMENTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE–  Paula Garcia

SOCIAL STUDIES- Emile Karam

VOCATIONAL /PE– Jaron Hamilton

SPED– Gabriel Pehna

SCIENCE-  Oubrar, Leila

MATHEMATICS– Isabela Alvarado

LANGUAGE ARTS– Adam Linares

 

 

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Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/DEPARTMENTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE–  Chris Parrish

SOCIAL STUDIES- Rachael J. Ricisak

VOCATIONAL /PE– Jose Ibarra

SPED– Jonathan Mizrachi

SCIENCE-  Heichelbech, Jamie

MATHEMATICS– Caroline Pineiro

LANGUAGE ARTS– Hannah Thomas

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/ACADEMIES

VPA- Matthew Noya

BUSINESS– Hannah Lazarus

AGRISCIENCE– Adrian RODRIGUEZ

ENGINEERING– Hunter D. Rodriguez

MEDICAL– Ashley Riasco

LEGAL– Carter Keller

IB– Racquel Lemoine

 

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Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/DEPARTMENTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE–  Estephanie Fernandez

SOCIAL STUDIES- Regina Pina

SPED– David Salcedo

SCIENCE-  Bryant Estrada

MATHEMATICS– Sofia Goldgewicht

LANGUAGE ARTSRemi Khamvongsa

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/ACADEMIES

VPA- Rayleen Cunill

BUSINESS- Samuel Izquierdo

AGRISCIENCE- Lucas Stumpf

ENGINEERING-.   Bethany Malinguaggio

MEDICAL– Melanie Perez

LEGAL– Anthony Florio

IB– Avery Allen

 

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Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/DEPARTMENTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE–  Amber Gordon

SOCIAL STUDIES- Rasel Chipi

VOCATIONAL /PE- Michelle Nguyen

SPED– Joseph Campanile

SCIENCE- Caverly Gooden

MATHEMATICS–  Seraphin Devallet

LANGUAGE ARTSGabriella V. Hernandez

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/ACADEMIES

VPA- Marcos Ruiz

BUSINESS- Samuel Izquierdo

AGRISCIENCE– Karina Hernandez

ENGINEERING– Sarah Torres

MEDICAL– Erika Lau

LEGAL– Katelyn Stephenson

IB– Manuel Cortes

 

 

Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/DECEMBER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE–  Yanelis Gonzalez

SOCIAL STUDIES- Evan Silva

VOCATIONAL /PE-Sandra Cabrera

SPED-Josue Abello

SCIENCE- Gabriela Mendez-Ruiz

MATHEMATICS– August Bodin

LANGUAGE ARTS– Maria Ibarra

VPA- Brianna Marshall

BUSINESS- Emilio Arguello

AGRISCIENCE- Cora Myers

ENGINEERING-Kassandra Diaz

MEDICAL- Nelson Prieto

LEGAL– Jayla Burton

IB– Linda Cao

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH/JANUARY

FOREIGN LANGUAGE–  Nathalie Acosta

SOCIAL STUDIES- Masio Shabbaz

VOCATIONAL /PE-Amanda Fernandez

SPED-Jocwyne Fountain

SCIENCE- Gabriel Rodriguez-Roig

MATHEMATICS– Joi Axem

LANGUAGE ARTS– Shannon Bishop

VPA- Kamarie Hudson

BUSINESS- Samuel Izquierdo

AGRISCIENCE- Amanda Fernandez

ENGINEERING-Nguyen, Truong C.

MEDICAL- Katherine Mesa

LEGAL– Alejandro Gil

IB– Sebastian Echeverria

Congratulations to the following students. They were selected as Student of the Month for their Academy or Subject Area.

VPA –

Marissa Espinosa (Oct)

Julian Rodriguez (Nov)

BUSINESS –

Nicholas Mesa (Oct)

Samuel Izquierdo (Nov)

AGRISCIENCE –

Lucas Carbajal (Oct)

Karina Balman (Nov)

ENGINEERING –

John Pulgarin-Angel (Oct)

Keith Khadar (Nov)

MEDICAL –

Isaiah Mars (Oct)

Regina Pina (Nov)

LEGAL –

Logan Castellanos (Oct)

Bianca Morris (Nov)

IB –

Penelope Pala (Oct)

Klara Davidson-Schmidt (Nov)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE –

Valeria Arrieta (Oct)

Julius Gorina (Nov)

SOCIAL STUDIES –

Michael Licona (Oct)

Leah Scoccimarra (Nov)

VOCATIONAL /PE –

Rebecca Fernandez (Oct)

Anyeli Pro (Nov)

SPED –

Herman Peters (Oct)

Alexander Perdomo (Nov)

SCIENCE –

Adam Saoud (Oct)

Hannah Lazarus (Nov)

MATHEMATICS –

Daniela Velasquez (Oct)

Hector Rincon (Nov)

LANGUAGE ARTS –

Genesis Moreno (Oct)

Raisa Falero-Company (Nov)