On Thursday, May 28, 2020, Dream in Green hosted its 14th Annual Awards Ceremony. As COVID-19 has disrupted normal life, we adapted our ceremony to the new virtual world. A recording of the ceremony is available on our YouTube channel.
DIG staff and Board of Director members spent the evening highlighting all of the amazing teachers, students, administrators and schools that participated in the Green Schools Challenge. Our winners went above and beyond what was expected and inspired others to be environmental stewards. Below are our top winners at all three levels of our program (elementary, middle and high):
|Elementary Schools||Middle Schools||High Schools|
|1st Place||The Growing Place||Ransom Everglades||Miami Sunset SHS|
|2nd Place||Oliver Hoover ES||Rockway MS||Dorothy M. Wallace C.O.P.E.|
|3rd Place||Dr. E.L. Whigham ES||Richmond Heights MS||South Miami SHS|
|4th Place||Coral Park ES||Palmetto MS||Coral Reef SHS|
|5th Place||Whispering Pines ES||West Miami MS||Carrollton School of Sacred Heart|
|6th Place||Pinecrest ES||G.W. Carver MS||Robert Morgan Educational Center|
|7th Place||Dante B. Fascell ES||Lawton Chiles MS||G. Holmes Braddock SHS|
|8th Place||South Pointe ES||Nautilus MS||Miami Community Charter School|
We also took a moment to honor a few exemplary educators that were nominated by their peers:
Louis Saenz-Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary
Maria Rosello Vidal-Oliver Hoover Elementary
Linda Coolen-Oliver Hoover Elementary
Ashley Serrott-Pinecrest Elementary School
Susana Pazos-Silver Bluff Elementary
Holly Poole-Dorothy M. Wallace C.O.P.E.
Vanessa Capo-Richmond Heights Middle
Brooke Ginert-Ransom Everglades School
Ana Chirinos-Air Base K-8
Geraldine Cameron-G.W. Carver Elementary
Sabina Basdeo-Gertrude K. Edelman Sabel Palm EL
Hadassah Weiner Friedman-Gertrude K. Edelman Sabel Palm EL
Gisell Ortega-Caribbean K-8
Janel Luciani, Yvette Mastre, Mary Mellon, Michelle Rivero, Griselle Molina, Marie Brouwer, Gaby Solano-EWF Stirrup Elementary
Dream in Green would like to thank all of our donors and sponsors that allow us to offer our programs to pre K-12 schools of South Florida. We would like to send a special thank you to JP Brooker and the Ocean Conservancy for sending our schools special words of encouragement and congratulations. Also we were fortunate enough to have Nicolette Brent, British Consul General, speak to our students to congratulate them on their hard work and efforts to tackle the challenges of climate change, a topic of priority for the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to all of our winners and participants! Thank you all for your dedication, passion and perseverance during this challenging time. We look forward to inviting all South Florida pre K -12 schools to enroll in the Green Schools Challenge for 2020-2021. Email gro.neergnimaerdnull@ofni for more information on the program and how to enroll.