Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld

Positive People in Pinecrest: Caitlyn Chong

Positive People in Pinecrest: Caitlyn Chong

Palmetto High School senior Caitlyn Chong’s Girl Scout Gold Award project is something that is dear to her. “I put together baskets for children who had just been diagnosed with diabetes and delivered them to doctor’s offices, hospitals and different diabetes charities,” she says. “For the younger children, the literature …

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Student Spotlight: Sabrina Ochoa

Student Spotlight: Sabrina Ochoa

Coral Gables senior Sabrina Ochoa recently discovered that she loves science. “I didn’t really didn’t know I had this interest in science until last year,” she said. What sparked her interest was an advanced biology class and Advanced Placement psychology. She now intends to major in neuroscience in college with …

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Student Spotlight: Eddie Pozo

Student Spotlight: Eddie Pozo

Growing up, Eddie Pozo had a love of reading. “I’ve had this idea that reading has helped me to become the student I am,” he said. When he started at Columbus High School four years ago, he decided he wanted to help kids — especially disadvantaged kids — become better …

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Student Spotlight: Eleanor Harley

Student Spotlight: Elanor Harley

Coral Gables High senior Eleanor Harley is president of Twenty Little Working Girls, just as her sister was before. Both followed in the footsteps of their mother, who was president while in high school. Harley has found a way to include the service club in her Creativity Action and Service …

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Threads, a new boutique, now open in Palmetto Bay

Threads, a new boutique, now open in Palmetto Bay

Friends Tennille Gutierrez and Stephanie Hagen have been providing accessories and clothing options for South Miami-Dade women for several years. “Threads started three years ago, when Tennille and I talked about selling jewelry through Facebook,” Hagen said. “In 2012, during the holiday season we began selling at various school bazaars/festivals …

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Student Spotlight: Marivi Madiedo

Student Spotlight: Marivi Madiedo

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart senior MariVi Madiedo plans to help fellow students with the Shape Thy Selfie campaign, which is an offshoot of the Respect Thy Selfie program that started last year through the Campus Ministry. “Since I’m from a Catholic school, we believe in the nourishment of …

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