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Class of 2003 Reunion

[Source: Mitchell Davis]

CLASS OF 2003 REUNION WEBSITE: www.miramarclassof2003.com

Miramar High SchoolDay 1

  • Friday, August 09, 2013
    The “W” Hotel Cocktail Mixer
    401 North Ft.Lauderdale Beach Blvd
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Day 2

  • Saturday, August 10, 2013
    The All White Affair Yacht Party
    (Open bar, food and entertainment.)

Day 3

  • Sunday, August 11, 2013
    The Blue Family and Friends Patriot Picnic
    “Fun in the Sun” A day with food, games, and prizes

Packages include:
Admission for each event, food, & souvenirs. Package can be paid in installments. A deposit of $50.00 is due by April 5, 2013. All remaining balances need to be paid in FULL by July 15th, 2013. All deposits are “NON-REFUNDABLE”. Any questions or concerns please email the reunion committee at miramarclassof2003@gmail.com

Miramar High School Key Club is Active with Service Projects

Miramar High School Key Club 2012-2013The Miramar High School High School Key Club has an active facebook page. Some of their recent projects include a street clean up and canned food drive.

High School Senior Adriana Bendeck Earns Pilot License, Leads Squadron

Female Pilot Leads Miramar Cadets
High School Senior Adriana Bendeck Earns Pilot License, Leads Squadron

Adriana Bendeck

Adriana Bendeck

MIRAMAR, FL – Oct. 13, 2012 – Adriana Bendeck, a cadet senior master sergeant in Civil Air Patrol, assumed command of the Miramar High School Squadron SER-FL-803 this fall with the goal of integrating squadron talent among South Florida area programs.

“Adriana has exceptional leadership skills and charisma,” says Maj. J. Edward Martin, commander of the school squadron. “She is well-respected by the cadets.” This active cadet, who has attained the Wright Brothers Award, networks with other area cadets in squadron leadership and organizes activities to encourage cadet promotions and careers in the aviation field.

“Our main goal is to show cadets that there is more to Civil Air Patrol than an after school club,” says Bendeck. “I’m working closely with the staff and cadets to prove how many opportunities are available through this program. I have gained leadership skills that I will use for the rest of my life. I was able to attain my Private Pilot’s License through the CAP.”

Bendeck is the first female cadet commander to lead cadets at Miramar since the program was chartered more than ten years ago and has brought skills from her CAP and Air Force training back to the school.

“It is challenging to maintain club activities in a high school where there are many other popular activities to pull students away from CAP,” Bendeck says. “We have a great deal of support, though, at the Group and Wing levels that attracts cadets to incredible chances to fly and train.” Bendeck is currently pursuing her instrument rating as a pilot and completing International Baccalaureate Program at Miramar.

A__Bendeck_2“Adriana Bendeck has carved her own niche among International Baccalaureate students and Civil Air Patrol cadets at Miramar High School with her unique brand of academic focus and irrepressible enthusiasm as the SER-803 quadron cadet commander,” said 2nd Lt. Mary Anne McAdams. “I have had the privilege to be Adriana’s teacher in AP and IB English. She wears the Civil Air Patrol cadet uniform with pride and honor.”

Like a typical high schooler, Bendeck earned her driver’s license this past summer, but Adriana added to this a pilot’s license. A college applicant, her number one choice is Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Some of the opportunities she has gotten the squadron involved in are the Vietnam Memorial Wall Walk, air shows, encampments, observational flights, and search and rescue mission training. Bendeck has participated in Camp Curry and Cadet Training Academy. She wants to encourage students to participate in aviation careers connected to medicine, engineering, flying, management, and public relations.

This summer, Bendeck was one of a few South Florida high schoolers selected to participate in the Junior Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Col. She attended her second encampment with the Florida Wing Summer Encampment where she supervised cadets and taught Leadership Recreation.

Bendeck studies French and Chinese and speaks Spanish fluently. She is also an active member of the Club of the Arts, Indian Student Association, National Honor Society, and Miramar Theatre Camp.

CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 56,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 103 lives in fiscal year 2007. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the nearly 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 66 years. For information, go to www.cap.gov.

[SOURCE: Press Release at http://miramarhigh.browardschools.com]

Class information

The problem with many institutional websites is that they are created and forgotten. Don’t you hate it when you visit a site, and the most current information is two years old? So it was refressing to find the CLASSJUMP.COM website. It has class information posted by teachers. It looks like some of the information is even current.

Cafeteria Information

According to the MHS official website (1.28.2013)

Food and Nutrition Services offer variety and well-balanced nutritious meals at a low cost. School lunches provide an assortment of foods including daily meal salads and fresh fruit. School meals are healthy, meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. By choosing lunch at school, students learn to make healthy choices, reinforcing nutrition education taught in the classroom. Delicious breakfasts are served daily in all Broward County Public schools.

Breakfast menus: Menus for breakfast are posted at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/foodservice/menus/

Lunch menus:

“High Schools have their own lunch program and varies from high school to high school. You may call the individual school cafeteria and talk with someone there who can help you.”

Miramar High School statistics and demographics, 2012

The principal of Miramar High School is BRIAN FASO. 2,748 students attend MHS.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 71% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 19% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Income

  School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 44%
Limited English proficiency 6% 8%

[Source: zillow.com]

National Honor Society, Feeding 2000 Families throughout South Florida for Thanksgiving

Miramar High School National Honor Society

Feeding 2000 Families throughout South Florida for Thanksgiving

Please Help the Harvest Drive in our efforts to feed 2000 families in need this Thanksgiving by purchasing any of the

following non-perishable items:

JUICE, CANNED VEGETABLES, CANNED SWEET POTATOES, CANNED GRAVY, CANNED CRANBERRIE,S CANNED FRUIT, CANNED SOUP,

PANCAKE MIX, PANCAKE SYRUP, CEREAL/OATMEAL,

PASTA OR RICE, SPAGHETTI SAUCE, COOKIES, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, STUFFING,

NAPKIN,S ALUMINUM FOIL, CANNED TUNA OR MEAT, SOAP/BODY WASH

No Glass Please

CHECK EXPIRATION DATES

Drop Off Locations: Room 119, Media Center,

Activities Office, Welcome Center, Room 201, Room 1401, Portable 10

Tracy Howard at University of Miami

As reported on The Sports Network (sportsnetwork.com):

“Tracy Howard, CB, Miami-Florida – At just 5-11 and 175 pounds, Howard was not the biggest or most athletic cornerback recruit, but when it comes to flat-out cover skills, few compare to the Miramar High School product. As a versatile defender in coverage and a very physical player for his size, Howard should be making big plays in the Hurricane defensive backfield as a starter from game one.”

Video contest open to Miramar High School Students: SHOW ME HOW YOU MOVE

Miramar Day 2012 “Let’s Move Miramar” Video Contest Rules are online. The video contest theme is “Let’s Move Miramar.”

MHS Band teacher, Alvin Davis, one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year

Alvin Davis

Alvin Davis

Miramar High School band teacher Alvin Davis was honored Tuesday morning at the White House as one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Rebecca Mieliwocki, an English teacher from California, won the top honor.

President Barack Obama made the announcement during a White House ceremony.