Miami Herald Silver Knight Nominees

The Silver Knight awards are among the nation’s most highly regarded student award programs. As a community, Belen Jesuit is proud to be a part of this program sponsored by The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. The purpose of the Silver Knight awards is to recognize extraordinary students in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties who have excelled in the classroom and contributed unselfishly to their community and/or society as a whole. Each nominee chosen each year falls nothing short of serving as examples of what it means to be a true man for others, with their Jesuit values at the core of everything they do. Leadership, perseverance, and overcoming challenges make a Silver Knight nominee stand out among the rest.

Most Recent Winners & Honorable Mentions

Winners:
Tomas Cacicedo
Mathematics
2012
Juan Tejera
Journalism
2021
Esteban Rincon
Science
2020
David Alarcon
World Languages
2021
Carlos Morales
Athletics
2022
 
 
Honorable Mentions:
 
Javier Jimenez
Mathematics
2017
 
Andres Alfonso
English and Literature
2020
 
Kevin Simauchi
Speech
2017
 
Carlos Caballero
Speech
2020
 
Robert Lopez-Irizarry
Journalism
2018
 
Kevin Valido
Journalism
2020
 
Lucas Zumpano
Business
2018
 
Manuel Rodriguez-Lapido
Digital & Interactive Media
2021
 
Gerardo Perera
Journalism
2019
 
Rajiv Khemlani
Athletics
2021
 
Rodrigo Nieto
Business
2019
Andrés Ramos
Speech
2022
“The Belen community is extremely proud to nominate these young men for the Silver Knight Award. These seniors’ academic excellence and passion for community service are an example for all to follow.” - Principal José E. Roca '87
For more information on our nominees or to find out how you can be considered for the Miami Herald Silver Knight awards, please contact our Silver Knight Coordinator Ms. Claudia Basso at cbasso@belenjesuit.org or call her at 786-621.4132.

2021-2022 Silver Knight Nominees

BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
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.