Education/Youth

Over 30 young men of the St. Aloysius Primary School were honoured by the school and members of Pan Caribbean Financial Services (PCFS) for their outstanding performance throughout the academic year, last week.The award ceremony which took place during the school's annual Boys' Day, saw presentations from Peter Knibb, Chief Financial Officer of PCFS, and Keisha Goldburn, a teacher at the school.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan congratulates players from Norland High School’s Lady Vikings Basketball team for their recent state championship win.On Thursday, March 18, 2010, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan congratulated Norland High School’s Lady Vikings basketball team, two-time state champions, proclaiming the day Miami Norland Senior High School Girls Basketball Team 4A State Champions Day.
County Commissioner Lynda Bell issued a Commission Certificate of Congratulations to Palmetto Bay Middle School student, Claire Zuo, after winning the 2011 Miami Herald Spelling Bee earlier this year. Surrounded by her proud father, her teachers and school administrators, at a ceremony honoring the students of Palmetto Bay Middle School who achieved Honor Roll status on Thursday, May 26th.  Commissioner Bell presented Claire with her well-earned certificate of congratulations and recognized all honorees for their academic excellence. “Few people understand just how rigorous and challenging this annual competition can be and the commitment and dedication it takes to not only compete but to win this renowned and widely respected contest.
A Broward County detention center isn’t every student’s ideal spring break getaway. But for more than three dozen law students from across the country, that’s just where they want to be this year.The students are participating in an alternative spring break experience organized by the law schools at Florida International University and the University of Miami to help Haitians in South Florida apply for temporary protected status (TPS) and other immigration relief.
Some of the best and brightest from two District 1 elementary schools competed for the chance to be champions of Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan’s 3rd Annual Brain Blast on Thursday, June 2, 2011. With the assistance of Kinad, Inc., the commissioner hosted a trivia competition in which participating students from elementary schools in District 1 were encouraged to prepare by researching various school subjects, and the history and accomplishments of African Americans.
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