The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo recently announced the 75 recipients of its annual college scholarship program. The awards were presented during a dinner ceremony on Apr. 25 at the R. Ray Goode Building on The Youth Fair fairgrounds at Tamiami Park.
The $1,000 college scholarships were awarded to 51 public, private, charter and home school high school students, five adult vocational students, and three alternative education students. The Youth Fair distributed the scholarships to 10 high school seniors who will study for a career in agriculture. Six theater and production students attending Florida International University who volunteer their time and talent in support of the Youth Fair’s performing arts divisions also received the scholarships.
To date, the Youth Fair has awarded more than $10 million to help Miami- Dade County students achieve higher education goals. In addition, the Youth Fair is the only venue where students can showcase their educational, art and science achievements all in one place and be rewarded for their efforts. More than 45,000 student projects were exhibited to more than half a million families, friends and fairgoers during the Youth Fair’s 18-day run in March.
High school recipients: Veronica Escalante. Alonzo & Tracy Mourning; Pelumi Oluwatimilehin, American; Aimee Garces, Barbara Goleman; Sergio Leos, Belen Jesuit Prep; Milta Polynice, Booker T. Washington; Giuliano Gonzalez, City of Hialeah Educational; Daniella Yepes, Coral Gables; Jialin Zhang, Coral Reef; Khristine Perez, Design and Architecture; Raul Cabrera, Doral Academy Prep; Amanda Lau, Dr. Michael M. Krop; Stephanie Lucena, Felix Varela; Betsy Trujillo, G. Holmes Braddock; Cesar M. Hurtado, Hialeah Gardens; Tomas Delgado, Hialeah; Brian Mai, Hialeah- Miami Lakes; Nicolas Aboredon, home school; Jacquiline Martinez, Homestead; Deborah Plana, John A. Ferguson; Jessica Valle, Law Enforcement Officers Memorial; Keaton S. Scanlon, MAST Academy; Jeanelle Gomez, Mater Lakes Academy; Daniel Tirado, Miami Beach; Marcia Daniels, Miami Carol City; David L. Jackson, Miami Central; Brigitte Madan, Miami Coral Park; Kery Mauvais, Miami Edison; Lashaevia Burns, Miami Jackson; Jazmin Castano-Bolivar, Miami Killian; Ant-quanique Dancy, Miami Lakes Educational; Smantha Young, Miami Norland; Kiara Johnson, Miami Northwestern; Jessica Tan, Miami Palmetto; Megan M. Diaz, Miami; Jnea S. Bellamy, Miami Southridge; Susana Soto, Miami Springs; Meikka Wright, Miami Sunset; Esteban Bovo, New World School of the Arts; Konan Luscar, North Miami Beach; Selena Cruz-Contreras, Robert Morgan Educational; Luis Regalado, Ronald W. Reagan/Doral; Tatiana Paz, Saint Brendon High; David Pena, School for Advanced Studies; Lizbeth Ramos, South Dade; Kassandra Morales, South Miami; William Stahovec, Southwest Miami; Giselle D. Cruz, Terra Environmental Research Institute; Frances Verjano, Westland Hialeah; Whitney Thames, William H. Turner Technical Arts; Josiv Flores, Young Men’s Prep, and Maryuri Orellana, Young Women’s Prep.
Adult Education students: Harvey McCallister, Lindsey Hopkins Technical; Jamaal Bailey, William H. Turner Technical; Iesha Innocent, Lindsey Hopkins Technical; Teresa Griffin, South Dade Adult Ed, and Fodilia Dumervil, North Miami Adult Ed.
Alternative Education students: Khadijah Westpoint, Academy for Community Education; Eloina M. Irizarry, COPE Center North, and Jeef J. Augustin, Ed. Alt. Outreach Program/SEC. Agricultural Winners: Krista M. Antoncich, Coral Reef; Anna K. Olson, Coral Reef; Tatiana K. Recicar, Felix Varela; Jessica Rodriguez, John A. Ferguson; Ian M. Frenero, South Dade; Bianca Apollon, William H. Turner Technical; Shakira J. Edwards, William H. Turner Technical; Brittany Isidore, William H. Turner Technical; Wendy Mesa, William H. Turner Technical, and Victor A. Perez, William H. Turner Technical.
Florida International University theater and production students: Daniel Blanco, Luis Ettorre, Lucas Hood, Zachary Myers, Patrick Rodriguez and Caitlin Wiggins.