Miami Herald Silver Knight Nominees

The Silver Knight awards are among the nation’s most highly regarded student award programs, and 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 as well as contributed, unselfishly, to their community and/or society as a whole. Leadership, perseverance, and overcoming challenges are what make a Silver Knight nominee stand out among the rest.  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.
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 or call her at 786-621.4132.
“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

Nominees 2020-2021

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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.