For Immediate Release
June 16, 2016
Contact: Carmen Stewart
Miami Lakes, FL - At the June Council Meeting, several community members were recognized for their accomplishments and community support:
The Miami Lakes Middle School Warrior band led by Ms. Ana Pena is the most decorated middle school band in our area, earning 65 Superior Ratings and six Excellent Ratings at Solo and Ensemble Festival in February. This outstanding group of students have truly shown what it means to be a Warrior.
The Bob Graham Education Center’s 7th and 8th grade Civic Engagement Academies were again recognized for their determination and perseverance; winning 3rd place at the National We the People Competition as well as winning 1st and 2nd on their Project Citizen Project.
The Barbara Goleman High School’s Girls Flag Football Team, led by Coach Candido Fernandez and Athletic Trainer Seth Fogler ran its inaugural girls flag football season. Together, the team raised funds to foster athletic growth for these talented young ladies of Barbara Goleman Senior High and built this wonderful new program
Mrs. Marge Wesel was named an honorary member of Town’s Youth Activities Task Force after years of service and dedication. A founding member of the Sports Society, she has been integral in honoring local girls and women who promote opportunities for females in sports. She has been an educator and assistant principal for several Miami Dade County schools including our very own Hialeah Miami Lakes High School. As a member of the Youth Activities Task force, she has been vital for creating opportunities to involve our youth in our community.
Ms. Jessica Comellas was commended for her passion and energy to raise funds and create awareness for Alzheimer’s. For the past couple of years, Jessica has made a tremendous impact through hosting “piano-thon” events welcoming individuals to listen, donate, and celebrate her grandmother’s life—who suffered from Alzheimer’s. Jessica’s events have raised over $10,000 in the past two years for the Alzheimer’s Association.
A proclamation was presented in memory of Ms. Beverly Lam, in honor of a Scouting hero and community leader. Ms. Lam selflessly gave her all to Scouting and the community for countless years. She embodied a Scout's responsibility to "help other people at all times," to live the Scout Oath and Law, and to leave the world better than she found it.