This year we recognize 11 extraordinary Belen Jesuit seniors for their commitment to serve our community, as well as communities beyond Miami-Dade County. For over six decades The Miami Herald has recognized students from Miami-Dade and Broward counties for their selfless service and academic achievements. Since November, our nominees have been working extensively on putting together a solid representation of their volunteer work and achievements which will be presented to the judges on Judging Day, scheduled to take place in March.
“I am very proud of our 11 Silver Knight nominees,” said Principal José E. Roca '84. “They exemplify our Grad at Grad principles of being Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Social Justice. I wish them well throughout the competition.”
These students are role models and the type of future leaders we mold at our high school. All of them exemplify the true meaning of being a man for others and excel in passion and leadership in and out of the classroom. One Silver Knight and three Honorable Mentions will be selected in each category by a panel of independent judges and the winners will be announced at the Silver Knight ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Join me in congratulating our students as they represent Belen Jesuit at the 64th Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards.
Our Silver Knight nominees for the 2021-2022 academic year are:
John Anguita - Science
Tomás Duque - General Scholarship
Ignacio Félix-Padilla - English & Literature
Sebastián López-Irizarry - Social Science
Ricardo Mendez - Music & Dance
Carlos Morales - Athletics
Matías Nieto - Mathematics
Carlos Pérez-Abreu - Journalism
Francisco Prío - Business
Andrés Ramos - Speech
Yun-Chan Wu - World Languages
Each week, beginning on February 8 we will profile each nominee on our social media pages (@BelenJesuitMiami on Facebook and @BelenJesuit on Instagram).
For more information on our nominees or to find out how you can be considered for the Miami Herald Silver Knight awards please contact me at email@example.com.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.