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Posted by: In: Press Release 15 Nov 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to our students, who achieved First Honors for the first quarter. Please click HERE to see the list of students.

Posted by: In: Press Release 15 Nov 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to our students, who achieved Second Honors for the first quarter. Please click HERE to see the list of students.

Posted by: In: Press Release 26 May 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to Cross Country Coach Rebecca Michalak, who was named Cross Country Coach of the Year by the Miami Herald, for the third time in her career.

Posted by: In: Press Release 26 May 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to senior Natalie Silberman, who was named Soccer Player of the Year by the Miami Herald.

Posted by: In: Press Release 26 May 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to Soccer Coach Ramiro Vengochea, who was named Soccer Coach of the Year by the Miami Herald, for the fourth consecutive year.

Posted by: In: Press Release 24 Mar 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to our Class of 2017 Silver Knight nominees, who are fine examples of academic achievement and selfless service. Our nominees are: Natalia Rodriguez-Galvis (Art), Daniella Midolo, (Athletics), Gabriela Balerdi (Business), Alessandra Alvarez (Digital & Interactive Media), Marielena Petrovich (Drama), Annmarie Machado (English & Literature), Nicole Nader (General Scholarship), Gabriela Pombo (Journalism), Gabriela Ocon (Music & Dance), Juliana Cazzaniga (Science), Sandra Cardenal (Social Science), Gabriela Jimenez (Speech), Victoria Alonso (Vocational Technical), and Daniela Lacal (World Languages).

The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards is one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs, whose purpose is to recognize outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades, but also have unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. John S. Knight instituted the Silver Knight Awards program at The Miami Herald in 1959; a past publisher of the Herald, Knight was founder and editor emeritus of Knight-Ridder Newspapers, as well as a 1968 Pulitzer Prize winner.

The Silver Knight Awards Program is open to high school seniors with a minimum 3.2 GPA (unweighted) in public, private, and parochial schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Students may be nominated in 15 categories: Art, Athletics, Business, Drama, English & Literature, General Scholarship, Journalism, Mathematics, Music and Dance, New Media, Science, Social Science, Speech, Vocational-Technical and World Languages. Each school may nominate one student per category.
Nominees from all schools appear on a designated day to be interviewed by a panel of independent judges, which, this year, will take place on April 4. Each panel of judges selects one Silver Knight and three Honorable Mentions in each category. Names are not revealed until the Silver Knight Awards ceremony, which will take place on May 17. Silver Knights receive $2,000, a Silver Knight statue and a medallion presented by American Airlines. The three Honorable Mentions are presented $500 and an engraved plaque. The cash awards are made possible in part by the generous support of American Airlines, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Previous winners from Lourdes Academy include:

1985: Laura Shaner, Silver Knight Recipient in Business

1992: Cristina Pravia, Silver Knight Recipient in Science

1995: Roxana Gonzalez, Silver Knight Recipient in Science

1999: Dora Robau, Silver Knight Recipient in World Language

1999: Annette Rodriguez, Silver Knight Recipient in Math

1999: Melissa Sanchez, Honorable Mention

1999: Anne Marie Fernandez, Honorable Mention

2009: Tiffany Fan, Honorable Mention in Music 

2012: Emily Molina, Honorable Mention in Business 

2015: Gabriella Llano, Honorable Mention in Journalism

2016: Isabel Gonzalez, Honorable Mention in General Scholarship 

Posted by: In: Press Release 21 Mar 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to the Lourdes Dancers, under the direction of Coach Ms. Alexandra Santalo ’12, for their outstanding performance at the Contest of Champions, bringing home four National Champions Titles – one for each of the following: Team Contemporary (“Guide You Home”), Senior Dance (“Life Without You”), JV Jazz (“Sip Sip”), and Small Group (“Lifeline”).

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Students at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy created a prize-winning campaign that increased seat belt usage among students by 10 percent, bringing the student body’s overall seat belt usage rate to 97.5 percent. As the winner for best overall campaign in the “Seat Belts Save Challenge,” a nationwide competition organized by the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and co-sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the SADD Chapter will receive a $1,500 prize from The National Road Safety Foundation, a co-sponsor.

The SADD Chapter, under the direction of adviser and science teacher Ms. Elena Arteaga-Diaz, organized a wide range of activities to communicate messages about the importance of buckling up, starting with a kick-off event featuring a seat belt pledge-signing party. Students also decorated seat belt covers which they later donated to an area chemotherapy center, so patients could use their seat belts comfortably. As a STEM school, students at Lourdes Academy also held a competition for new ideas in seat belt engineering and design.

The Seat Belts Save Challenge was initiated by NHTSA and NOYS to increase seat belt usage among young people who are at heightened risk from death or injury in traffic crashes because of their low belt usage rate. In 2015, more than half of teen drivers killed in crashes and more than 60% of teen passengers killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts.

NOYS and its partners invited high schools throughout the country to develop a local campaign to increase belt usage. The Seat Belts Save Challenge is documented by an unannounced seat belt check before a school’s campaign, followed by another unannounced check after a two-week education and awareness campaign conducted by students.

Posted by: In: Press Release 24 Feb 2017 Comments: 0

Congratulations to seniors Olivia Candela, Sabrina Cruz, and Natalie Silberman, who have signed athletic scholarships at Brandeis University, Spring Hill College and The George Washington University, respectively. Candela is a three-year letterman on the Varsity Soccer Team and served as Team Captain this year. Cruz has been part of the Soccer Team for two years, and Silberman is a four-year starter on the Varsity Soccer Team, serving as Team Captain the last two seasons.

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The Soccer Team beat Cypress Bay High School, Feb. 3, 1-0, winning the regional championship and advancing to the state semifinals.  Junior Taylor Cosio scored for the Bobcats, and junior Amanda Puig recorded the shutout.  Lourdes Academy will play Boca Raton High School in the State Semifinals, on Friday, Feb. 10 at Columbus.  The game starts at 7:00 p.m.  To read the Miami Herald article, click HERE.