M-DCPS Celebrates Values Matter Miami Pop-Up Awards Winners

DORAL, FL – Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) recently held the 2022-2023 Values Matter Miami Pop-up Awards Ceremonies at 36 schools throughout the district. The awards celebrated the outstanding students, staff, and school communities whose actions exemplify the district’s nine core values.

The pop-up ceremonies are a culmination of this year’s Values Matter Miami initiative. Miami Dolphins player, Noah Igbinoghene, participated in the celebrations at some of the schools.

Listed below for each core value are two winning students, a staff member winner and a school winner:

  • Citizenship

o   Elementary Student:  Rachell Yock-Basil, Phyllis R. Miller Elementary

o   Secondary Student:  Hector Orue, Felix Varela Senior High

o   Staff:  Golnaz Sami, Southwood Middle

o   School:  Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy

  • Cooperation

o   Elementary Student:  Arianna Carrizo Romero, David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center

o   Secondary Student:  Deondray Gonzalez, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High

o   Staff:  Marina Midence, Shenandoah Middle

o   School:  Brentwood Elementary

  • Fairness

o   Elementary Student:  Stephanie Acosta, Southside Preparatory Academy

o   Secondary Student:  Mashanaya Correa, Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy

o   Staff:  Frank Torres, Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Center

o   School:  Arvida Middle

  • Honesty

o   Elementary Student:  Ayden Williams, Pine Villa Elementary

o   Secondary Student:  Rubi Alvarado-Casas, Dorothy M. Wallace Cope Center

o   Staff:  Victor Tejera, Miami Southridge Senior High

o   School:  Dr. Toni Bilbao Preparatory Academy

  • Integrity

o   Elementary Student:  Arantxa Cazaux, Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center

o   Secondary Student:  Brandon Sabalza, Barbara Goleman Senior High

o   Staff:  Clo Creevay, J.C. Bermudez Doral Senior High

o   School:  Homestead Middle

  • Kindness

o   Elementary Student:  Julian Arman, Kendale Lakes Elementary

o   Secondary Student:  John Horcasitas, South Miami Middle

o   Staff:  Jacqueline Martinez, Miami Sunset Senior High

o   School:  Bel Aire Elementary

  • Pursuit of Excellence

o   Elementary Student:  Mariam Aguilar Perez, Palm Springs Elementary

o   Secondary Student:  Ednard Bernadin, North Miami Senior High

o   Staff:  Dorene Walters, Charles R. Drew K-8 Center

o   School:  Carol City Middle

  • Respect

o   Elementary Student:  Ta’Miyah Harris, Carol City Elementary

o   Secondary Student:  Travis Flowers, North County K-8 Center

o   Staff:  Jamal Gibson, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay

o   School:  William H. Turner Technical Arts High

  • Responsibility

o   Elementary Student:  Anthony Guerra, Calusa Elementary

o   Secondary Student:  Edgar Gutierrez, Lawton Chiles Middle

o   Staff:  Darlene Moller-Medina, Key Biscayne K-8 Center

o   School:  Hialeah Gardens Elementary


Photo by: @MiamiDadePD


Press Release by Miami-Dade County Public Schools 

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