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.