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Miami-Dade County Fair awards $1000 scholarships to 151 local high-school seniors

July 18, 2017 by Miami Herald

Miami HeraldStudents who plan to study agriculture, winners of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, and students enrolled in the Theater Arts Department at Florida International University were awarded separately. ... Also ...

Emory Schley: Hialeah High School planning reunion

July 13, 2017 by Ocala

We used to live in Miami and had other residential sojourns in Opa-Locka and Hialeah before we got tired of the rat race in South Florida and decided to do something about it. That “something” was to move up ... She recently told me that anyone who ...

Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige and A-Rod part of Miami's long and storied baseball history

July 5, 2017 by Miami Herald

Miami Herald... him and many since, grew up in Miami playing the game he loved on fields around town. A native of Hawaii, Hough prepped at Hialeah High before spending 25 seasons in the big leagues — the final two with his hometown team in its infancy. ... High ...

She championed freedom of the press for students. No subject was taboo.

June 29, 2017 by Miami Herald (blog)

Miami Herald (blog)She moved to Miami in 1956, married, worked as a clerk for the School Board, and graduated cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 1967. She did her student teaching at South Broward High School. From Hialeah, she went on to teach at North Miami ...

Yankee Prospect Nestor Cortes Making His Way In Trenton

May 28, 2017 by NY Sports Day

NY Sports DayTrenton, NJ — Trenton Thunder relief pitcher, Nestor Cortes, began his baseball career at Hialeah High School, a school with a history of winning back to back Florida state titles in baseball. He is now an up and coming prospect for the New York ...

Student Helps Save Injured Fla. Officer's Life

May 12, 2017 by Officer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

Officer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)The 17-year-old Westland Hialeah Senior High student pulled over and jumped out of the car. As she rushed over to the man, Rodriguez's first responder training from her high school health science classes kicked in. "I knew I couldn't panic," she said ...

17-Year-Old Aspiring FF Saves Off-duty FL Police Officer

May 11, 2017 by Firehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

Firehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)Rodriguez, a senior at Westland Hialeah High, pulled her car over to the side of the road and rushed over to the man to offer medical aid. "I knew I couldn't panic," she said Tuesday during a press conference at her school. "At that point it was only ...

Florida teen helps save police officer's life after motorcycle crash

May 11, 2017 by Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelA Florida teen may have helped save an officer's life when she stopped to administer first aid after his motorcycle crashed on the highway. Miami-Dade Police Maj. Ricky Carter was riding his personal motorcycle when he hit a guardrail on Interstate 75 ...

Teenage girl praised for helping save Miami-Dade police major after motorcycle crash

May 9, 2017 by Local 10

Local 10Rodriguez was presented with an award for her heroic actions by Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho. The senior at Westland Hialeah High School wasn't supposed to be on I-75 Sunday morning, but she ended up changing ...

High School Teen Credited With Helping To Save Officer's Life

May 9, 2017 by CBS Miami

CBS MiamiThalia Rodriguez, 17, a senior enrolled in Westland Hialeah High's Health Science magnet program, is taking a first responder and EKG course. Sunday morning she was on her way to a Hialeah fire station to do a ride along with firefighters when she came ...

Hialeah's José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy scores high in Washington Post study

May 6, 2017 by Miami Herald

Miami HeraldHialeah's José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy was the highest ranking South Florida school in a study of America's Most Challenging High Schools published on Saturday by The Washington Post. The 746-student school, with a 95.45 percent rate of students ...

In Hialeah, it's college signing day for stars who do all their high scoring on tests

April 27, 2017 by Miami Herald

Miami HeraldA 2010 Florida state statute encourages schools to host signing days for academic scholarships, an event Miami-Dade typically holds on the third Tuesday in April. Hialeah High hosted its ceremony just before the May 1 admissions deadline for seniors to ...

Dale R. Willits

April 25, 2017 by Lewiston Sun Journal

Lewiston Sun Journal... through outdoors recreation, dining out and going to weekend getaways. He worked 30 years at Progressive Distributors in Winthrop and graduated in the Class of 1972 at Hialeah High School, of Hialeah, Fla. He joined his father, Ralph Willits in heaven.

Florida Lottery's record revenues no jackpot for students

March 20, 2017 by Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampabay.com (blog)Gabriela Fowler has a 4.7 GPA, takes college-level calculus and statistics courses, and is the president of her school's business leadership club. But for the 17-year-old Hialeah High senior, a college scholarship funded by the record-setting revenues ...

Lottery rakes in cash but fewer students, particularly poor ones, make cut for scholarships

March 18, 2017 by Bradenton Herald

Bradenton HeraldBut for the 17-year-old Hialeah High senior, a college scholarship funded by the record-setting revenues of the Florida Lottery somehow remains out of reach. ... Since the Florida Legislature started instituting tougher standards tied to higher test ...

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