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LOCAL STUDENT PROUD TO ATTEND U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
 

Just over three years ago, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (Florida) nominated me to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the nation’s five federal service academies. Seeking admission to one of the academies is daunting for any student, but as a first-generation college student with less-than-perfect SAT and ACT scores I was unsure of my prospects and wondered if the senator’s faith in me was misguided. I am proud beyond words to say that I was accepted to the Academy, one of the most respected, rigorous academic institutions in the country. As I approach my senior year, it is my hope these words will inspire other high school seniors to consider an education... Read More »

 
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FREE CHILDREN’S BOOKS DISTRIBUTED TO METRORAIL RIDERS ON LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
 

The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe partnered with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works to host Read and Ride on June 8. Marking the last day of school, the organizations gave away 400 free children’s books, along with summer reading tips to Metrorail riders at the Dadeland South and... Read More »

 
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LONG-TIME GENERAL MANAGER AT THE FALLS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
 

Julie Goldman, long-time general manager at The Falls shopping center, has announced her retirement after a 20-plus-year career with Simon and the beautiful open-air shopping destination. Goldman, whose experience includes 40 years working in the shopping center industry, served as The Falls original marketing director when the property opened its doors back in 1980. During her time at The Falls, she oversaw the mall’s extensive expansion, which added more than 40 new stores and Macy’s, executed a grand reopening of the property in 1996, developed the inaugural Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade, supervised countless community events, opened the first American Girl store in the state of Florida and led openings... Read More »

 
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Deborah Lee, a graduating senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Miami Sunset High School, has been named one of 400 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Lee was chosen from more than 9,000 applicants and will receive a $2,325 scholarship.“As an educator with over 29 years experience in teaching and administration, I have no doubt when I describe Deborah as a student whose character is nourished by an unselfish heart, dedication to service, demanding quest for knowledge and a personal integrity beyond her chronological age,” said John C. Lux, principal at Miami Sunset High. High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National... Read More »
 
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CORAL REEF HIGH SCHOOL WINNER IN THE FLORIDA CAN CHALLENGE
 

Coral Reef High School is the winner of the Florida College Access Network Florida CAN Challenge. Specifically, the school has won the top award in the state for large high schools in the category of MVP— Highest FAFSA Completion Rate. The Florida FAFSA Challenge is a statewide campaign that aims to increase the proportion of Florida high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)... Read More »

 
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