May 17, 2017 – Miami, Florida – Coral Reef Senior High School certainly had an amazing evening at The Silver Knight Awards and keeping the tradition alive. The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards is one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. The purpose of this Awards program is to recognize outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades,but have also unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. The Silver Knight Awards program was instituted at The Miami Herald in 1959 by John S. Knight, past publisher of The Miami Herald, founder and editor emeritus of Knight-Ridder Newspapers and 1968 Pulitzer Prize winner.

Congratulations to Coral Reef Senior High School’s Silver Knight winner, Anderson Leal in the Drama category. Anderson will attend Loyola University New Orleans in the fall. In addition, a very special thank you to Mrs. Kristin Ortiz, Silver Knight Coordinator.

Nominees from all Miami-Dade schools – public, private, and charter are interviewed by a panel of independent judges. Names are not revealed until the Silver Knight Awards ceremony. Each nominee is introduced and receives a certificate. Silver Knights receive $2,000, a Silver Knight statue and a medallion presented by American Airlines. The cash awards are made possible in part by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


Photo of Silver Knight Winner, Anderson Leal