GiveMiami Day 2017 this Thursday

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Gabriel Chez’s editorial cartoon to make national tour

Scholastic is pleased to announce that Gabriel Chez’s editorial cartoon, Slippery Slope, has been selected for the Art.Write.Now.Tour 2017-18, a traveling exhibition of curated works from the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Now in its eighth year, the Tour is celebrated for being the most fresh and relevant look at creative work by young artists today. In addition to approximately 50 visual art works on display, the Art. Write.Now.Tour features The Best Teen Writing of 2017, in their annual anthology of selected National Medal writing.

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IMPORTANT workshops for Seniors

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Today at 8:55 am you will be dismissed to the MID for the Senior College Prep Workshop.

Friday, September 22, 2017 – The Common App workshop will take  in the Computer Lab at the front of the school. Two groups will be called: the first one at 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and the second one from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Tuesday, Oct 3 – The FAFSA workshop will take  in the Computer Lab at the front of the school. Two groups will be called: the first one at 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and the second one from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Carlos Cepeda wins Spanish Poetry Award

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From left to right, the Cepeda Family: Mr. Carlos G. Cepeda, Dash Freshman  Carlos A. Cepeda, and Luz Gomez.

DASH Freshman Carlos Cepeda has won the Spanish Poetry and Narrative Award presented by the Miami-Dade County School’s Department of Bilingual Education and World Languages.

Out of 500 entries, Carlos’ passionate and heartfelt poem titled “Pasados sus 95,” inspired by his grandmother’s passing, won him him an award this year.

He was recognized for his achievement and received his prize on April 22nd, 2017 at the Centro Cultural Español in Miami accompanied by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Cepeda          (pictured above) as well as his  grandparents, and Assistant Principal, Georgina Palomo.

A gifted and creative writer, Carlos has steadily polished his skills during his time in AP Spanish this past year. He is also a member of the National Spanish Honor Society.

Yet, when asked what he would like his readers to remember after reading his poem, all he wanted was for them to “Always value the life of the ones that you love, especially the older people in your life.”

Congratulations to Carlos Cepeda for winning in the Spanish Poetry and Narrative Award Contest!

Junior Gabriel Chez wins Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon

ChezSponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon was created two years ago within the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.

The works selected for this year’s Herblock Award are thought-provoking editorial cartoons that speak directly to issues concerning today’s teens. From racism to global warming to the refugee crises, these teens are making their voices heard.

Congratulations to DASH junior Gabriel Chez one of three 2017 recipients of The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon.