“Congratulations to Melanie Wolff, student at Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High for winning the Silver Knight!! Bringing home the first one to this school!!!!!!
We salute you Melanie and congratulate your efforts!”
Melanie Wolff, student at Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High won the Silver Knight Award for English and Literature. This award was based on her outstanding accomplishments and the high standards she has set academically and personally.
After her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Melanie Marie Wolff created a foundation to raise awareness about the disease and help others cope. Symptoms are often misdiagnosed, which is what happened to Melanie’s mom and led to her diagnosis at a later stage.
Melanie designed the website for the Message From Marli Foundation, helped coordinate events, manned the social media page, managed promotional items like wristbands and spoke at various high school clubs. She managed myriad tasks for the foundation while keeping up with the college-prep Cambridge AICE program at school and with her mother in hospice care at the University of Miami Cancer Center until her death in February.
Melanie Wolff plans to continue her nonprofit work in college. She has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Posse program for the University of Pennsylvania.
The Silver Knight Awards are achievement awards granted to a select group of high school seniors in South Florida each year. They have been given in Miami-Dade County, Florida since 1959 and in Broward County, Florida since 1984. Broward and Miami-Dade county awards are given in separate ceremonies. The awards aim to recognize recipients’ “record of service to school and community.” The awards are given in fifteen categories—Art, Athletics, Business, Drama, English & Literature, Foreign Language, General Scholarship, Journalism, Mathematics, Music, New Media, Science, Social Science, Speech, and Vocational-Technical.