Silver Knight nominees announced

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This year, guidance counselors Mrs. Ludy Joseph and Mrs. Rebecca Mendelson took over Mrs. Adrienne Shienvold’s role as Silver Knight coordinator. “I’m very, very excited for them to be working with these amazing kids,” Mrs. Blum said. 

Despite the pandemic placing nearly everything on halt earlier this year, 15 seniors modeled exemplary commitment to their community through volunteer service. These 15 students earned a school nomination for the Silver Knight community service recognition program run by the Miami Herald, with a formal ceremony in the Spring to honor the finalists in each category. 

“I’m so impressed with the service that our students have done, especially during COVID. When a lot of people were not able to do service, all of our nominees made sure that their service continued. That was extremely impressive,” Upper School principal Mrs. Elise Blum, who also serves on the Silver Knight nomination committee, said. “This is the most impressive group I’ve ever seen. It took us two hours to make the decisions, and the students that were not selected were really, really impressive. We had to really dig deep and look at things and it was very, very hard.”

Nominees

Art: Gauri Kasarla

Athletics: Felicia Taylor

Business: Sean Kim

Digital and Interactive (New Media): Jamie Cohen

Drama: Kayla Myers

English: Nikolas Kluver

General Scholarship: Jonah Jacobs

Journalism: Bella Ramirez

Mathematics: Iris Lang

Music and Dance: Kai Zaragoza

Science: Pavitpaul Makkar

Social Science: Justin Folks

Speech: Aryan Ranjan

Vocational Tech: Zaneer Mitha

World Languages: Sophia Hai

As a senior, Kayla Rubenstein spends her fourth (and heartbreakingly final) year on staff as Online Editor-in-Chief, Business Manager and Social Media Correspondent. Wanting to make the most of her senior year, Kayla serves as the President of Quill and Scroll, Historian of Rho Kappa and Co-Historian of NHS, while also actively participating in EHS and SNHS. Outside of school, Kayla contributes to Mensa’s publications and volunteers with different organizations within her community. An avid reader, Kayla can often be found with her nose in a book when not working on an article for The Patriot Post or developing a project for iPatriot Post.

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