Congratulations to Sandy Rodriguez, a gay senior at Miami Lakes Educational Center who won an honorable mention for English and Literature Wednesday night at the 2013 annual Silver Knight Award ceremony:
BY CHABELI HERRERA
Forty-five students were selected among the best of the best in Miami-Dade and Broward receiving honorable mentions at Wednesday’s 2013 Silver Knight Award ceremony.
A winner and three honorable mentions were selected for each of the awards’ 15 categories. Each honorable mention winner received $500 and an engraved plaque for the lasting impact they made on their communities.
“It’s so hard to pick a winner because every one of these kids do amazing work,” said Jeff Kleinman, a judge on the Journalism panel this year, “straight A’s, incredible service and I have no idea where they find the time for all of this.”
The Silver Knight Award Program was founded in 1959 by former Miami Herald publisher John S. Knight and has honored more than 1,200 outstanding students with the Silver Knight distinction over the past 53 years.
“Everyone is so proud of it,” Kleinman said. “People who won it years ago still carry it as an incredible badge of honor.”
Click here to read more about the 2013 Silver Knight Awards.
Here are complete lists of this year's winners and honorable mentions: