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MAST Academy among top 150 high schools in America

U.S. News & World Report ranks school high in state, nation
MAST Academy was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top high schools in America. Images via MAST Academy, U.S. News & World Report.

MAST Academy was recognized Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top high schools in the nation.

Dr. Cadian Collman-Perez informed teachers and staff about this incredible achievement through e-mail, thanking them for their hard work.

“This remarkable accolade is a testament to your unwavering dedication, hard work, and relentless pursuit of excellence in education.” Collman-Perez said in her e-mail to staff.

Among high schools, MAST Academy in Virginia Key is currently ranked at 17th in the state of Florida ranking and 135th in the United States.

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“Once again, congratulations on this exceptional achievement,” Collman-Perez concluded in her e-mail. “The recognition from US NEWS is a testament to the fact that your hard work and commitment are truly making a difference in the lives of our students and the field of education as a whole.”

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Barbara Leon
Barbara Leon, Sports Editor
Bárbara León, a 14-year-old student at MAST Academy in Virginia Key, is taking a journalism course for the first time. She was born in Venezuela but moved to Miami when she was four years old. She lives in Downtown Miami with her mom and stepdad. León speaks Spanish as her first language but also knows English. She recently started attending MAST Academy and enjoys the location and environment. Despite having no prior interest or experience in journalism, she decided to take the course to improve her writing skills and to learn about journalism. León believes she will enjoy the class because she likes writing and covering stories. She is also interested in trying out beach volleyball, as she already plays court volleyball. León loves the beach and enjoys hanging out with friends and visiting beach towns like Naples and Cocoa Beach. Additionally, she is learning Portuguese to communicate with her family and French at school with her favorite teacher, Ms. Jasmin. Overall, León is excited about the new school year and the opportunities it brings. “I look forward to a successful new school year and new experiences” León said.
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