Congratulations to Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) students at Miramar High School for placing first for the third consecutive year in the Florida Education Fund 34th Annual Brain Bowl Academic Competition local and regional events in February 2021. Kudos also to Stranahan High School for placing second and Plantation High School for qualifying to compete at the regional level.
The students competed in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference operated by the Urban League of Broward County and excelled in the Black History and Culture section, designed to educate youth about the role and contributions of African Americans and other minorities in the United States through the study of college-level literary and historical works that help improve analytical reading skills.
Top honors at the local and regional events in February, earned MTL students from Miramar High the right to compete in the virtual statewide competition in March 2021. Team members – seniors Rochaya Reid, Cahlil Bruce, Tia-Nika Harris, Timia Oates and junior Hayley Sands – each received several prizes, including laptops provided by Coca-Cola Florida.
“While we did not win the state competition this year, we are extremely proud of our students and applaud their efforts and first place local and regional win,” said Sharlene Durand, Brain Bowl and Academic coach for MTL at Miramar High.
Co-Coordinators Donald Reed, Selwyn Brown and Durand of the MLT chapter at Miramar High exemplified the educational excellence of Broward County Public School students.