Friday, September 27, 2019
Toni Jane Pallatto - St. Theresa School (Little Flower)
CORAL GABLES | St. Theresa School enjoyed great success at the St. Brendan High School Academic Olympics, with students bringing home the overall large school division trophy Sept. 18.
“Forty-three of our eighth grade students participated at St. Brendan’s in the categories of Religion, Social Studies, Spanish, STEM, Global & Business Law, Science, General Skills, Math, English, Physical Education, Art, Performing Arts and Medical Science,” said Gloria Marti, vice principal at St. Theresa. “We won 11 gold medals, 22 silver medals and six bronze medals. It’s exciting to see the students compete individually and in teams, as they demonstrate their commitment to excellence.”
Students who participate are mentored by their teachers. They receive study guides and prepare diligently, putting in additional study hours as they prepare for the event.
“We are there to support our students and prepare them for the future. The 10 years most students spend at St. Theresa Catholic School gives them a foundation of knowledge and study skills upon which they can build,” said Sister Rosalie Nagy of the Carmelites of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, principal of St. Theresa School. “We want to plant the seeds of faith and academic excellence for our children so they are equipped morally and scholastically for any challenges they will face in high school, college, and beyond, using their God-given gifts and talents to continue to shape our world as a Christ-centered environment.”
The students who competed are:
- Art: Pierre Chammas, gold; Malena Iade, silver.
- English: Angela Gonzalez, silver; Sebastian Rivas.
- General Skills team: Valentina Velazquez, Carolina Salas, Julian Fresen, Alexis Penalver, gold.
- Global & Business Law team: Julian Pineda, Melany Suarez.
- Math: Clarisa Ponte, bronze; Fernando Sanchez.
- Medical Science team: Brandon Peleg, Adrian Fresen, Marieva de Aza, Lucia Suarez: bronze.
- Performing Arts team: Isabella Cortinas, Sofia Huerta, Lauren Labrada, Marina Mueller, Victoria Higuera, Veronica Montalvo, Andrea Hartmann, Alexandra Herrera, Maria Kaminski, Rocio Iribarne, Aiden de Varona: silver.
- Physical Education team: Eugenia Paris, Pia Zarraluqui, John Thorsell-Pantin, Luis Revuelta: silver.
- Religion: Valentina Castello, gold; Santiago Cacchione, gold.
- Science: Natalie Romero, gold; Kevin Patty, gold.
- Social Studies: Natalie Perez-Rodriguez, gold; Bruno Barreiro, gold.
- Spanish: Mercedes Halliburton, bronze; Jesus Gonzalez, silver.
- STEM team: Anabelle Cejas, Mathew Calvino, Sebastian Rodriguez, Nicholas Roiz: silver.