2020-2021 Green Schools Challenge Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Dream in Green hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony. With the limitations set by COVID-19, we once again hosted this event virtually.  A recording of the ceremony is available on our YouTube channel and link can be found here.

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 Dr. E.L. Whigham ES Richmond Heights MS Dorothy M. Wallace C.O.P.E.
2nd Place Whispering Pines ES Rockway MS Miami Sunset SHS
3rd Place The Growing Place West Miami MS Robert Morgan Educational Center
4th Place Oliver Hoover ES Nautilus MS Miami Community Charter School
5th Place Claude Pepper ES Palmetto MS Coral Reef SHS
6th Place Coral Park ES Margate MS South Miami SHS
7th Place Dr. H.W. Mack K-8 Center Carrollton School of the Sacred Hearth MAST @ Homestead
8th Place Pinecrest ES Academir Charter School Middle International Studies Preparatory Academy


We also took a moment to honor a few exemplary educators that were nominated by their peers:


Maria Rosello Vidal – Oliver Hoover Elementary School

Linda Coolen – Oliver Hoover Elementary School

Ben Vidal – West Miami Middle School

Danielle Ellis – Richmond Heights Middle School

Tamara Monroe – Richmond Heights Middle School

Nicole Barczak – Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary School

Alejandra Caraballo – Dr. Henry W. Mack K-8

Jennifer Diaz – Airbase K-8 Center

Ruby Villa – Dante B. Fascell Elementary School

Cemeron Ferguson – Ransom Evergaldes

Delia Katz- Tropical Elementary School

Vicky Teboe – Gloria Floyd Elementary School

Maria Cardentey – The Growing Place

Vanina Armenteros – Pinecrest Elementary School

Nuris Binett – Dorothy M. Wallace C.O.P.E.


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. We would also like to thank Cristian Carranza from Miami-Dade County Public Schools to address our students to congratulate them on their hard work and efforts.

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 2021-2022. Email gro.neergnimaerdnull@ofni for more information on the program or follow this link to enroll.