Scheck Hillel Seniors Recognized at Silver Knight Awards Ceremony
Three Scheck Hillel Community School Seniors have been recognized with an honorable mention at the 2020 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards: one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. These Seniors were named out of 700 nominees from more than 100 public, private and charter schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Scheck Hillel Valedictorian Jaime Bursztyn (Northwestern University) was honored in Business, Victor Kameo (Columbia University) in Math and Mauricio Woldenberg (Cornell University) in Art.
“Congratulations to these students for their tremendous academic achievements,'' said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel Community School. "We are so proud to be one of a handful of schools with multiple honors, and it’s due to the passion and dedication of our students. Congratulations to their families and our faculty.”
Jaime developed Gr8 Bar, a non-profit organization that raises money to help bring food to underprivileged people around the globe by producing and selling healthy granola bars. It has raised more than $18,000 and has supported food programs in locations such as Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, and Puerto Rico.
Victor co-founded Scheck Hillel’s Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society chapter. He led the entire application process from starting the initiative and developing bylaws to hosting brainstorm sessions and instituting math peer tutoring.
Mauricio found inspiration in art by helping others. He published The Gold Coin and Other Short Stories: an original book of short stories and illustrations that convey themes of positivity, hope and happiness.
Congratulations to these students and their families!