Ransom Everglades recognized 11 seniors for their excellence in community service and academic achievement, nominating them for the 64th Annual Silver Knight Awards. The nominees – Amelia Fox '22, Levi Gans '22, Eva Gonzalez-Whitehouse '22, Dina Kaplan '22, Zach Marcus '22, Juliana Murray '22, Kati Ortega '22, Leah Thorpe '22, Celeste Viana '22, Izzy Virtue '22 and Mary Logan Woolsey '22 – in May will learn the outcome of the prestigious high school competition held by the Miami Herald.
Fox was nominated in math, Gans in music, Gonzalez-Whitehouse in athletics, Kaplan in general scholarship, Marcus in speech and debate, Murray in science, Ortega in business, Thorpe in art, Viana in drama, Virtue in world languages and Woolsey in English. The students were selected by members of RE's college counseling office and administration.
The students will attend the annual Silver Knight awards ceremony on May 26. The purpose of the program is to recognize outstanding students who have maintained good grades while also unselfishly applying their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. The Silver Knight Awards program was instituted at the Miami Herald in 1959.
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 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.