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Senior wins Congressional Student Recognition Award

Isa Pena '19 received a Congressional Student Recognition Award from Rep. Donna Shalala, who announced the honor during a town hall in Little Havana on May 29. Pena was among five students in South Florida's 27th congressional district to win an Outstanding Student Award.
Teachers across the district nominated students who demonstrated academic excellence and involvement in community service and extracurricular activities. In 2018, a portrait by Aliya Hollub '19 won first place in the Congressional Arts Competition conducted by Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, earning it the honor of being displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for a year.

The 2019 Most Outstanding Student winners were as follows:
  • Diego Alejandro Garcia – International Studies Preparatory Academy
  • Kyle Valdes – Gulliver High School
  • Isa Pena – Ransom Everglades School
  • Karina L. Bumpers – Coral Reef Senior High
  • Sarah M. Boyd – Arthur and Polly Mays
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.