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Senior Issue 2024
June 5, 2024

Four MAST students win Honorable Mention at Silver Knight Awards

MAST Academy student finalist and honorable mentions for Silver Knight Awards
From left: Stefania DaGraca (world languages), Heidi Schultz (vocational-technical) and Christopher Aleman (athletics) pose after the Silver Knight ceremony. All three won Honorable Mention in their categories. Not pictured is Kush Mirchandani (visual arts). Photo via MAST Academy Instagram.

The Silver Knight ceremony took place on May 22, and four MAST Academy student were recognized with an Honorable Mention in their categories.

The four honorable menti0ns were given to:

  • Heidi Schultz: Vocational-Technical
  • Stefania Da Graca: World Languages
  • Christopher Aleman: Athletics
  • Kush Mirchandani: Digital & Interactive Media

In addition, this year MAST Academy had a finalist in all 15 categories.

The other finalists include:

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  • Art: Amelie Bohtlingk
  • Business: Mariel Ramirez
  • Drama: Daniel De Aguiar
  • English & Literature: Milla Goldstein
  • General Scholarship: Vanessa Convers
  • Journalism: Sam Grossman
  • Mathematics: Gabriella Orriols
  • Music & Dance: Juliette Castaneda
  • Science: Eva Reyna
  • Social Science: Federico Acquarone
  • Speech: Ana Carneiro

For 66 years, the Miami Herald has hosted the Silver Knight Awards to recognize and congratulate South Florida high school seniors for their academic excellence and community service projects.

The winners of the Silver Knights Awards receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Herald Charities Foundation, a medallion, a Silver Knight statue, and  25,000 American Advantage miles, good for one round-trip ticket in the continental U.S., courtesy of American Airlines.

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Amy Garcia
Amy Garcia, Staff Writer
Amy Garcia is a freshman and student journalist at MAST Academy at Virginia Key. She came to MAST because she had heard of its reputation and believed it was a good school and would be an interesting location. This is her first year at MAST and on The Beacon. Garcia joined the school newspaper because she likes to know what is going on at her school and enjoys interviewing and talking to others. She is very social and likes to get to know people. She wants to cover MAST sports and tackle the controversial and sensitive topics that often need to be written. Garcia likes to know more about people and the reason behind their personalities and interests. She is interested in studying psychology and is reaching for schools like Stanford and Yale.
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