Gulliver Preparatory School recently announced its nominees for the 2018 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards, one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. Each of Gulliver’s seven nominees are high school seniors who have excelled academically, maintaining a high GPA, all while serving selflessly in the community.
The school’s nomnees are:
Business, Giovanni Gorgatti;
Drama, Isabela Herrera;
English & Literature, Raymond Gatcliffe;
Music & Dance, Anjuli Kaufman;
Science, Margaret Rodriguez;
Social Science, Alexis Almeida, and
Vocational Technical, Philip Gubbins.
The Silver Knight Awards program recognizes outstanding students who have not only excelled academically, but who have also generously applied their knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. Gulliver has celebrated consecutive winners the past two years as Alessandra Maggioni (Class of 2017) was victorious in 2017 in the Speech category and Andrew Boas (2016) won the World Languages category in 2016.
“We are extremely proud of this year’s nominees,” said Frank Steel, head of school. “These young men and women have demonstrated the highest levels of intellectual curiosity, academic achievement and personal character. They are role models and exactly the type of future leaders we strive to mold at our school. All of them truly exemplify Gulliver’s commitment to developing passion, excellence and leadership through service in all of students.”
One Silver Knight and three honorable mentions will be selected in each category by a panel of independent judges at Jungle Island on Tuesday, Apr. 24. The names of the winners will be announced at the Silver Knight Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 17, at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Winners receive $2,000, a Silver Knight statue and a medallion. The three Honorable Mentions each receive $500 and an engraved plaque.
For more information about Gulliver, visit www.gulliverschools.org.