For Immediate Release
September 19, 2017
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL -At the September 6th Council Meeting, several community members were recognized for their accomplishments and community support:
Six-year-old Jeremy Matthews was recognized for his ongoing battle with cancer and his family’s drive to bring awareness to pediatric cancer. In recognition of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the Town Council also showed their support by wearing gold; the campaign’s official color.
Frank Nichols Indiero, Barbara Goleman Senior High School student, for begin “Mayor of the Day” on August 9th. He was chosen due to his efforts with the National Security Intelligence Academy. He was selected to participate in a summer camp at Miami Dade College with the FBI and was given an award for being the top of his class.
Additionally, Barbara Goleman High School Student, Jonathan Carcache. Jonathan is one of four selected from hundreds of students throughout the state as winner of the 2017 SeaWorld Orlando Environmental Scholarship. The scholarship is for students who share our passion for protecting and preserving the world we share and is available to Florida high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and receive. Students will receive a one-time award of $5,000 to use at any college or university they plan to attend.
Renan Llanes was acknowledged the founder of “La Casa Del Preso,” for his 30 years of community service housing former Cuban political prisoners for those who don’t have families in Miami. These freedom fighters were jailed in the Castro Regime for many years.
Miami Lakes Educational Center, high school student Jason Ledon was recognized in the Miami Herald for being the youngest SolidWorks Certified Expert at the age of 17. SolidWorks is the most complex solid modeling computer-aided drafting (CAD) programs.
Mr. Ramiro Iguanzo was honored for his outstanding dedication to his Miami Lakes community and for his commitment to engaging the youth of Bob Graham Education Center in the Civic Education Academy program.
Lastly, 11 year old Ellica Quintero, who is a straight A student at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School, was honored for her leadership and civic engagement efforts in organizing the Town’s first “Ice Cream Social.”