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  Everest Maya-Tudor ‘21 became one of 22 teen leaders from across the country to win the second annual Call for Kindness Competition. The Call for Kindness is a national contest that funds teen-led projects that inspire kindness, strengthen communities, and bring people together. Everest’s project is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) hour program that provides underserved children access to the world of STEM through engaging, hands-on learning activities.
As the daughter of a firefighter, Julia Estrada
‘23 knows first hand the sleepless nights
and sacrifices all firefighters face. To show appreciation, she began a project called “Thank a Firefighter.” For three weeks, Julia picked up donations all over Miami, collecting more than 460 items for distribution to nine local stations.
Over the holidays, Primary and Lower School faculty and staff members came together to give back to the community. In lieu of their traditional “Secret Snowflake” gift exchange, they collected toys for children, bringing holiday cheer to patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Traditionally, members of the Upper School’s Tri-M Honor Society and Music Club perform
for veterans and their families at the American Legion Post #31 in South Miami during the Post’s
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, for the
first time in 50 years, that dinner was cancelled due to the pandemic, but Gulliver students were determined to find a way to give back. They did so by writing letters of thanks to veterans and donating two gift baskets full of Thanksgiving goods for the Post’s members. The Upper School’s Jazz Combo also recorded five pieces to bring the members some holiday cheer.
Elijah Leano ‘26 hosted the inaugural Move For Martell: Walk/Skate/Bike event, benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation. Despite facing some challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
more than 20 walkers, skaters, and bikers, and even people on stilts and pogo sticks, were in attendance, and Elijah was able to complete his goal of 26.5 miles through many different modes of transportation.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the
Upper School Business Club partnered with
the Gameplay Club to host a friendly, fun, and competitive Minecraft tournament. Students engaged in fierce competition while playing a part to build a better world for those who are less fortunate. The tournament winner was able to choose a female entrepreneur to support through microloans with the money raised from the event.
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