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Congratulations 2019/20 Kids and Staff of Character Award Winners

May 13, 2020

Kids of Character Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates the 2019/20 Kids and Staff of Character award winners. The award, which is sponsored by the Sun Sentinel and Publix, celebrates students and staff who were nominated by their schools for demonstrating outstanding character throughout the year. This includes cooperation, responsibility, citizenship, kindness, respect, honesty, self-control and tolerance.  

Congratulations to the following BCPS honorees:


Kids of Character

Atlantic Technical High School

Mariana Sorroza

Bayview Elementary School

Reese Ford

Ben Gamla Charter

Christian Rivera

Boyd Anderson High School

Marvin Green

Broward Estates Elementary School

Patrick Coates

Central Park Elementary School

Noah Gottlieb

Challenger Elementary School

Lila Haines

Chapel Trail Elementary School

Jaleicia Tyler

College Academy at Broward College North 

Santabarbara Jolicoeur

Coral Springs High School

Cheyenne Bell

Country Hills Elementary School

Deserae Arroyo

Cresthaven Elementary School

Theodis Williams

Cross Creek School

Romeo Oliver

Cypress Elementary School

Ricardo Benitez

Dania Elementary School

Mary Jane Casa-Romero

Embassy Creek Elementary School

Asher Belfer

Falcon Cove Middle School

Erika Garcia

Charles W. Flanagan High School

Eve Fatout

Fort Lauderdale High School

Sadie Kopelman

Griffin Elementary School

Haley Horowitz

Hallandale Magnet High School

Jada K. Jones

Hawks Bluff Elementary School

Ashley Kusens

Lauderhill 6 – 12

Empress Weber

Lyons Middle School

Varshith Gone

McArthur High School

Jose Hernandez Tavares

New Renaissance Middle School

Melissa Guillaume

North Fork Elementary School

Couture Patrick

Nova Dwight D. Eisenhower School

Maya Solomon

Nova Middle School

Patrick Liburd

Oakland Park Elementary School

Keith Clarke

Panther Run Elementary School

Nico Squarini

Park Trails Elementary School

Sadye Eichman

Pembroke Pines Charter-West Campus

Amogh Baranwal

Peters Elementary School

Zebadiah McKenzie

Piper High School

Damarreon Nelson

Plantation Park Elementary School

Nola Morgan

Pompano Beach Middle School

Christina Castresana

Ramblewood Elementary School

Kenyata Stewart

Sandpiper Elementary School

Colin Maitland

Sheridan Hills Elementary School

Benjamin and Nicolas Sosa

Silver Lakes Elementary School

Anthony Miller

Silver Ridge Elementary School

Ashleigh Tillman

Tamarac Elementary School

Cyleigh Bass

Tequesta Trace Middle School

Mateo Gray

Tradewinds Elementary School

Felice Romano

Tropical Elementary School

Dylan Kramer-Leathem

Walter C. Young Middle School

Lamaris Cuervo

Westchester Elementary School

Sienna Fazio

Westwood Heights Elementary School

Stephanie Orozco-Morales



Staff of Character

Bayview Elementary School

Robbin Michaels

Ben Gamla Charter

Heather Confer

Broward Estates Elementary School

Latoya Robinson

Cross Creek School

Maryna Trevisol

Dania Elementary School

Heather Harris

Exceptional Student Learning Department

Kimberly Kelleher

Forest Glen Middle School

Giselle Sanchez

Hallandale Magnet High School

Frederica Carter

Miramar High School

Gwen Richardson

New Renaissance Middle School

Brandee Harris

New River Middle School

Kimberly Youngblood

North Lauderdale PreK – 8

Doreen Brown

Riverland Elementary School

Marie St. Julien

Sandpiper Elementary School

Mary Elizabeth Jackson

Silver Lakes Middle School

Sophonie Gaspard-Wright

Silver Trail Middle School

Lisa Bastos

Tamarac Elementary School

Maida Velez-Kopet

Walter C. Young Middle School

Grisel Berrios

Westchester Elementary School

Aly Betances

Westwood Heights Elementary School

Rotarsha King Alvardo

For more information on the 2019/20 Kids and Staff of Character awards and winners, visit



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