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Miami Palmetto Senior High School Has Another Great Year

As Miami-Dade County Public Schools wraps up their academic calendar and students get ready for their summer vacation that starts later this week, I am amazed at how rapidly another school year flew by.  My children are wrapping up their last years of high school and I am grateful that I live in a community that appreciates the difficulties the public schools are experiencing, both economically and because of increased competition, and steps up to the plate to assist.

Some of the achievements of Miami Palmetto Senior High School for the 2009-2010 school year, in no particular order:

  • 15 Silver Knight nominees, winners Noah Gray and Veronica Rigl, honorable mention Michael Grey
  • Athlete of the Year – Michael Saco for swimming
  • won the Class 6A All-Sports Trophy, given to the county’s top athletic program, for the fourth time in the past five years
  • Dade Scholar Athlete of the Year – Denizen Kocak
  • Principal of the Year recipient – Howard Weiner
  • 142 AP Scholars
  • 49 AP Scholars with Honor
  • 96 AP Scholars with Distinction
  • 26 National AP Scholars
  • State Championships for Boys Swimming, 1st place, Girls Bowling 3rd place, Boys Tennis, 4th place
  • All-District Honors Girl’s Lacrosse Team
  • Four National Merit Scholarship Award winners
  • National winners of the LG ecoMobilization High School Cell Phone Recycling cContest
  • Third place honors at the 2010 Florida Envirothon
  • Fairchild Challenge Educator of the Year – Pamela Shlachtman

“Miami Palmetto High School…superior students, an extraordinary education, all in your own backyard.”