Stories written by Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld

Student Spotlight: Cristina Ruiz

Gulliver Prep junior Cristina Ruiz has more than 500 hours of community service, much of it coming from dance. She is on the Gulliver dance team, the Sundancers. “We dance at pep rallies and benefits and competitions, football games and basketball games,” she said. The dance team also takes part in an AIDS benefit each […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Tyler Sanchez

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Tyler Sanchez

Since he was in the eighth grade, Gulliver Prep junior Tyler Sanchez has wanted to be in theater. His start came when he asked a friend what she was doing after school and she told him she was auditioning for a play. So he tagged along and auditioned, too. “They put on the sheet any […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Shannon Soler

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Shannon Soler

Last January, Gulliver Prep senior Shannon Soler was in Washington DC attending the National Young Leadership Conference. Because of the conference she was able to be present at President Obama’s second inauguration. The students attending the NYL conference were stationed on the lawn halfway between the Washington Monument and the stage. “It was an experience […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Erin Dandes

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Erin Dandes

It’s an honor to be nominated for a Silver Knight and only outstanding students such as Palmetto High School’s Erin Dandes are selected. Dandes is the Palmetto nominee in the Social Science category. Among her leadership roles, Dandes is the treasurer of the senior class, a position that she has held since her freshman year. […]

Student Spotlight – Gregory Howell

Student Spotlight - Gregory Howell

Coral Gables High School football star Gregory Howell will be moving on to college next year to play football. In early January, Howell was still making up his mind between Florida Atlantic University and Western Kentucky. The star running back was leaning toward one because the coaches promised that he would be put into the […]

Student Spotlight – Erin Williams

Student Spotlight - Erin Williams

Volunteering at the Miami Rescue Mission started out as a chore for Coral Gables High School senior Erin Williams, but soon became a joy. “At first I was trying to find a community service for school,” he said. “I saw they helped a lot of homeless people. I wanted to be a part of their […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Hannah Kealy

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Hannah Kealy

She’s only a senior, but Palmetto High’s Hannah Kealy is a super coach and she has taken her Coral Reef Broncos competitive cheerleading team to a national championship. “I’ve coached them all since they were in first grade,” she says. “Now they are in fifth and sixth grade. They started competing last year. We got […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Camila Mirow

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Camila Mirow

Water-related activities make up an important part of Gulliver Prep junior Camila Mirow’s life. Mirow volunteers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Key Biscayne. By the start of this school year she had already completed a two-year intern program at NOAA. She spent several months in the Ocean Chemistry and Physical Oceanography […]

Positive People in Pinecrest- Sebastian Bartlett

Gulliver Prep junior Sebastian Bartlett is a computer programing whiz and he doesn’t mind using his expertise to help non-profit organizations. This year he has worked with friends to develop an app for Special Olympics. The intention of is to give Special Olympians a social networking site akin to Facebook. “It would be more of […]

Positive People in Pinecrest- Hannah Kealy

She’s only a senior, but Palmetto High’s Hannah Kealy is a super coach and she has taken her Coral Reef Broncos competitive cheerleading team to a national championship. “I’ve coached them all since they were in first grade,” she says. “Now they are in fifth and sixth grade. They started competing last year. We got […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Dhanesh Budhram

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Dhanesh Budhram

Dhanesh Budhram is the Palmetto High School Silver Knight nominee in the Vocations category. Budhram works hard at school and at helping others. His goal is to become a doctor. That desire was developed because the doctors at Miami Children’s Hospital saved his life when he was an infant. Budhram was born at only one […]

Music, beautiful setting to combine for Fairchild GardenMusic Festival

Youngsters get an up-close look at musical instruments during last year’s event.

It seems like a no-brainer — marry a lush tropical setting with music for a variety of tastes. That winning combination was tested a year ago with the successful creation of the Fairchild GardenMusic Festival. Now the second annual event is taking place Jan. 9-19 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Anike Niemeyer

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Anike Niemeyer

Making movies, creating music and riding horses are just a few of Gulliver Prep senior Anike Niemeyer’s passions. “I want to be a director when I want to grow up,” she says. “As a career I’m looking at working in film.” Almost every summer, Niemeyer takes a course in film making, including several at the […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest – Amelia Gallo

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest - Amelia Gallo

Palmetto High School senior Amelia Gallo loves to make people happy. Gallo knows what real sadness is, having had problems with depression that started with the death of a childhood friend. “When I was 10, my best friend passed away from brain cancer, right after my great uncle passed away from cancer and a choir […]

View Full Version En Español
FLA Lottery

Upcoming Events

  1. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 14 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” is a sure bet at Area Stage Company!

    April 17 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 8:00 pm
  4. Great Egg Safari

    April 19 @ 11:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Steven Chera at Acqualina Hotel and Resort 4/19/14

    April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm