Coral Gables High senior Daniel Osorio is on the board of the Future Business Leaders of America. He has worked on partnering with a middle school so Gables FBLA members can mentor the middle school chapter.
Osorio has taken part in the FBLA competitions and he has done quite well.
“Sophomore year I did Accounting 1 and junior year I did Accounting 2,” he said. “Both times I placed first at districts.” His sophomore year he went to the state competitions and placed third. He could have moved on to the national competition but was not able to go to the national event that year.
His junior year, he placed fifth at the state competition.
Osorio is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the International Baccalaureate Honor Society. He tutors fellow students for the math honor society. He has been tutoring classmates since middle school but started tutoring for the math club in 10th grade.
“I do all levels of math,” he said. “And science. I’m a pure math or physics person.”
Osorio is so strong in math, he participates in math competitions.
“Last year I was part of the statistics team competition,” he said. “This year I’m going to be a part of the calculus competition.”
In order to participate, student take individual tests and then a team test, where the team can consult with each other on the answer. Team scores and individual scores are averaged together to decide the rankings.
Osorio volunteers every week at Baptist Hospital in Errand Services. His mom is a nurse at Baptist Hospital and told him about the opportunity.
“I take food to patients or flowers or gifts,” he said. “It’s been a really nice experience. There are a lot of volunteers. Each day is different.”
He plans to take biomedical engineering in college and has applied to MIT, Johns Hopkins, University of Florida and Georgia Tech.
— Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld