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Miami-Dade County Public Schools Honors volunteers, Business Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, April 25, 2008

CONTACT: John Schuster

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

305-995-1126

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORS VOLUNTEERS, BUSINESS PARTNERS

Celebrating 30 Years of School-Business Partnerships

MIAMI—Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated 30 years of business partnerships with the

winners of this year’s Outstanding School Volunteers and Dade Partners Exemplary Awards. The winners were selected from a group of exceptional community members, businesses and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to our students and the District through the Dade Partners program. The volunteer honorees were selected based on the number of hours of service, years of service and the impact of their contribution.

The names and respective schools of the 2007-2008 Outstanding School Volunteers and Dade Partners Exemplary Awards winners are as follows:

Youth Volunteer Winner

Priya Kurani, MAST Academy

Outstanding Adult Volunteer Winner

Karen Tager Rivo, Miami Beach Senior High

Outstanding Senior Volunteer Winner

Toni Moore, Cypress Elementary

Outstanding School  Volunteer Liaison

Ana de la Maza, Coral Reef Senior High

Outstanding School Volunteer Special Recognition Award

Elizabeth Quevedo, Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center

Rookie of the Year

Give the Gift of Sight Foundation (Luxotica Retail, Inc.)

Exemplary Dade Partner Business Liaison

Juan Caceres, Substantial Subs

Exemplary Dade Partner School Liaison

Kathleen Cattie, Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center

Exemplary Dade Partnership: Districtwide

South Florida Educational Credit Union

Exemplary Dade Partnership: Schoolwide

Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. – All-Aboard Educational Services

Joint Venture

FIU/ENLACE-Miami/The Children’s Trust/Fit Kids

Community Organization Advocate

Mayor Wayne Slaton, Alex Rey, Town of Miami Lakes

Dade Partners Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees

Florida International University/ENLACE-Miami, 2008

The Children’s Trust, 2008