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As Shakespeare’s newly staged plays captured the imagination of Londoners in the 1600’s, a half a world away in Edo (now Tokyo), audiences flocked to Kabuki, seventeenth-century Japan’s popular form of drama. Hundreds of years later in October of 2016, Coral Reef Senior High School Troupe 5744, brings both the power of Shakespeare’s drama and the beauty of the Kabuki art form to life with the performance of Kabuki Lady Macbeth, conceived by renowned Japanese master of Zen arts and theater director Master Shozo Sato, with modern poetry written by Karen Sunde, based on Shakespeare’s drama.  Kabuki Lady Macbeth is an interpretation of Shakespeare’s story focusing on Lady Macbeth’s journey, her desire, and destiny to become queen.

Coral Reef Senior High School Auditorium

10101 S.W. 152nd Street

Miami, Florida

October 4th and 5th – 7:00 pm Tickets    $10.00 Adults     $8.00 Students

October 6th  3:00 pm   General Admission $5.00

Do not miss this amazing piece of theatre!

New York, New York – September 23, 2016 – Eleven (11) Coral Reef Senior High School seniors are being recognized as a 2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar recipients. Congratulations to the following student scholars and their academy: Ryan Alamo (International Baccalaureate); Dario Amador-Lage (Visual & Performing Arts); Arlene Arevalo (Visual & Performing Arts); Kyle Dickson (Visual & Performing Arts); Jesselyn Dominguez (Health Sciences); Ismary Guardarrama (International Baccalaureate); Gianni Lavecchia (International Baccalaureate); Sofia Padron (International Baccalaureate); Daniella Rosello (International Baccalaureate); Dimitri Shurik (International Baccalaureate); and Tyler Thompson (International Baccalaureate). All of these students have GPAs of 3.5 or higher and are designated as Scholars.
Initiated in 1983, The National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies nearly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic students each year. Although the NHRP does not provide a financial reward, being named is an important academic recognition. The program sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities that are particularly interested in academically outstanding seniors of Hispanic heritage. This nationwide list includes students from the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands and Marshall Islands, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools abroad. It also includes approximately 200 of the top scoring PAA™ students from Puerto Rico.
Per The College Board, to qualify for this program, you must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino. For purposes of the NHRP, students must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela.
Photo left to right – front row: Arlene Arevalo; Jesselyn Dominguez; Sofia Padron; Daniella Rosello; and Ismary Guardarrama. Back row: Gianni Lavecchia; Ryan Alamo; Kyle Dickson; Mr. Thomas Ennis, Principal;Tyler Thompson; Dario Amador-Lage; and Dimitri Shurik

Evanston, Illinois – September 14, 2016 – Seven Coral Reef Senior High School students were among National Merit® Scholarship Corporation’s highest scoring participants in the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and are now Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These academically talented high school seniors are: Mahmoud Fahmy, Leila Halley-Wright, Gianni LaVecchia, and Timothy Whiddon from the International Baccalaureate Academy; Daniel Crair from the Health Sciences Academy; and Dario Amador-Lage and Kyle Dickson from the Visual and Performing Arts Academy.

Semifinalists must meet additional requirements and advance to Finalist standing to be considered for National Merit Scholarships®. About 8,000 awards of three types offered annually: 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships for which all Finalists compete; over 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship® awards for Finalists who meet criteria of sponsoring corporate organization; and over 4,500 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship® awards for Finalists who will attend sponsor college/university. Corporate organizations also provide about 1,300 Special Scholarships for other high performers in competition who are not Finalists.

natl-merit-semi-2017Photo attached left to right: Daniel Crair; Mr. Thomas Ennis, Principal; Dario, Amador-Lage, Timothy Widdon, Leila Halley-Wright, Mahmoud Fahmy, Kyle Dickson, and Gianni LaVecchia.

September 1, 2016 – Cambridge, Massachusetts – Coral Reef Senior High School is pleased to announce three (3) juniors in the International Baccalaureate Academy: Arielle Cortina, Gabriela Gutierrez, and Natalie Rodriguez, attended The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, in Boston, Massachusetts.  This is a national academic honors program with strict requirements, and any high school student nominated must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative, to attend.

national-leadership-conferenceThe National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists is positioned to support students with skills, motivation, education, mentorship, and unique experiences, so they stay on track to achieve their goals. The National Leadership Academies was founded on the belief that a strong emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of student success and is committed to supporting students in its development. The National Leadership Academies also recognizes that schools identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers as leaders and in the fields of medicine and the sciences.

The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders is a gathering of the nation’s best and brightest future science and technology leaders who possess leadership potential and a desire to contribute to the field of science or technology. For three once-in-a-lifetime days, students are guided by some of the greatest minds in science and technology – men and women who are literally leading humanity into the miracles of the 21st century. Students will come face-to-face with:

  • Winners of the Nobel Prize, the most prestigious award in the world;
  • Deans of top universities;
  • World leaders in science;
  • Our nation’s most innovative and successful technologists; and
  • Award-winning young inventors and scientists.

Students discuss and observe state-of-the-art inventions and be inspired by world-changing researchers, futurists and technologists.

The Congress also gives students the rare opportunity to create long-term friendships with those who share their dreams and passion – other young people like them who want to truly make a difference and devote their futures to changing the world through science and technology.

Presenting Awards left to right: Mr. Thomas Ennis, Principal; Arielle Cortina; Natalie Rodriguez; and Gabriela Gutierrez.


August 22, 2016 – Miami, Florida – Congratulations to Rahsaan Williams, a senior in the Business and Finance Academy, as part of the 2016 Summer Youth Internship Program’s Millennium Access Platform presentation, August 3, 2016. This presentation occurred during The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Academics, Evaluation and Technology Committee Meeting.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to increasing academic opportunities for students, expanding learning beyond traditional classrooms.Rahsaan Williams


Photo attached: Mr. Thomas Ennis, Principal and Rahsaan Williams.

August 5, 2015 – Miami, Florida – Coral Reef Senior High School is very pleased to share that Dr. Beatriz Jorva has been approved by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on July 12, 2016, to serve as an Assistant Principal at Coral Reef Senior High. Dr. Jorva is an outstanding educator and could not be more excited to be a member of Coral Reef’s Administrative Team.

Dr. Jorva brings to Coral Reef a wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience, with a strong work ethic and a high energy level.  She was a Social Studies teacher and Department Chair at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High, from which her four children graduated. Dr. Jorva was promoted to Assistant Principal at Braddock Senior, then went on to Dr. Michael M Krop Senior High, as Assistant Principal overseeing attendance.  She rigorously increased the attendance percentage. She now returns to the South region, where she will relentlessly continue striving for the best interest of each and every student. She believes parental involvement is also key to educational growth and is looking forward to working with parents to optimize student success.

Students, parents, the community and the faculty and staff are confident she is a great fit for the ‘Cuda family.

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Atlanta, Georgia – June 29, 2016 – July 2, 2016 – Coral Reef Senior High School had six Future Business Leaders of America members attend and compete in The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.  They were: Malinda Gong, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy; Miranda Gong, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy; Patrick Martin, a graduated senior from the International Baccalaureate Academy; Iris Peterson, a senior in the Visual and Performing Arts (Orchestra) Academy; Brian Reyes, a graduated senior from the Business and Finance Academy; and Sherry Zhang, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy.  Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 65 business and business-related competitive events.

More than 9,380 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Peach State to connect  with top future business leaders and showcase their talents as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash awards.

Miranda Gong received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2nd. She competed in Parliamentary Procedures and brought home Sixth Place.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

About FBLA-PBL, Inc. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.

July 8, 2016 – Boca Raton, FloridaTwo Coral Reef Senior High School students will be participating in the Anti-Defamation League’s Grosfield Family National Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  This event is scheduled November 13 through November 16, 2016.  The students selected are Luis Colli, a junior in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy and Katerina Siason, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy.

The National Youth Leadership Mission utilizes the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s dramatic portrayal of the events of the Holocaust to provide a substantive and effective program to help students apply the important lessons of the Holocaust to modern-day issues of anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hate. Each year a diverse group of high school juniors from across the country are selected to participate because of their leadership potential, demonstrated interest in addressing issues of diversity, and ability to impart the messages of the Mission to others. To date over 1600 students have participated in this program. Upon returning home, delegates participate in a variety of structured and informal follow-up activities throughout the year to build upon and reinforce the enduring messages of the Mission.

In Washington, D.C., delegates participate in ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute activities, which are designed to provide an overview of the nature of bigotry and prejudice and to develop a supportive group environment both within and between the various delegations. A centerpiece of the Mission is the tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Upon completing the tour, participants gather for extensive debriefing sessions and have the opportunity to meet with Holocaust survivors who share their stories of strength and survival.

Participants also meet with other community leaders, ranging from government officials to civil rights legends to trailblazing educators, who offer modern day examples of standing against bigotry. The Mission culminates with a moving closing ceremony focusing on the role that youth can play in breaking the cycle of hate. Through these and other exercises, participants acknowledge their responsibility to educate themselves and others, and are reminded that they each possess the power – through their actions and behavior – to make a difference in the lives of others.

May 25, 2016 – Miami, Florida Coral Reef Senior High School is proud to announce the signing of the letter of intent by the following student athletes, along with their sport and the school they will be attending:

  • Markel Arnaiz – Baseball – Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois
  • Carolina Colli – Softball – Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Kaelyn Korovich – Cross Country – Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Lindsay Manganiello – Swimming – Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Meyers, Florida
  • Fernando Marquez – Baseball – Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois
  • John Stathopulos – Baseball – Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois
  • Justin Telleria – Lacrosse – Haverford, Haverford, Pennsylvania

April 25, 2016 – Cambridge, MA – Coral Reef Senior High School congratulates  Sandra Garcia, a freshman in the Health Sciences Academy, as she was nominated to be a Delegate for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. This event is to be held June 25 – June 27, 2016, in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

During the three-day Congress, Sandra will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners speak about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.

Sandra Garcia