The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo recently announced the annual Walter B. Arnold Jr. Youth Hall of Fame Community Service Award inductees and finalists during a recognition dinner held at the R. Ray Goode Building on The Youth Fair fairgrounds.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Joshua Williams, a seventh grader at Ransom Everglades Middle School, and Betsy Trujillo, a senior at G. Holmes Braddock High School, who were selected from a group of eight finalists. Williams and Trujillo each received a $1,000 check in addition to a $100 savings bond awarded to each finalist.
The other finalists were Joshua Silverman, grade 7 at Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Center; Sabrina Rodriguez, senior at Hialeah High School; Deja Stephens, senior at Coral Gables High School; Sophia Pereira, grade 8 at Leewood K-8 Center; Yuriana Hinojosa, grade 8 at Mandarin Lakes K-8 Academy, and Kiara Johnson, senior at Miami Northwestern Senior High School.
The Walter B. Arnold Jr. Youth Hall of Fame Community Service Award was created in 2000 in honor of the man who had the vision of to take a small 4-H Fair and turn it into one of the top attractions in Miami-Dade County with a loyal following of 500,000 fairgoers. The Youth Fair is a nonprofit fundraiser that exists solely to promote education and agriculture.
More information about Walter B. Arnold Jr. can be found at www.community.dadeschools.net/!fair/fairbio.asp.
The Youth Fair awards more than $70,000 annually in college scholarships to local public and private high school students. To date, The Youth Fair has awarded more than $10 million to Miami- Dade high school students to help them achieve higher education. 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 40,000 student projects are exhibited to more than half a million families, friends and fairgoers.
For more information visit www.fairexpo.com/thefair/fairinfoaboutus.php