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North Dade Middle
Tuesday, May 16, 2017




School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III recognized Norwood Elementary School for their 2017 State Scholastic Chess Championship
Norwood Elementary Chess Team
At the April meeting of the Miami-Dade County School Board, District 1 School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III recognized the award-winning chess team from Norwood Elementary. The students, through hard-work, dedication, and skill captured the State Title at the Florida State Scholastic Chess Championship in both the K-3 and K-5 categories.
Chess Team members, Priscilla Asiamah, Gabrielle Harvey, Khari Hunter, Jaryn Coleman, Andrew Jarrett, Endrille Thevenin, Laila Vielot, Kendal Baker, Justin Civil, Triana Vielot, Jabari Wade, Coach Barbara Reed, Assistant Principal Collette Richardson, and Principal Dr. Kevin Williams were welcomed with a standing ovation as they received a proclamation for their success. Several Board Members offered congratulatory remarks and commended the students for mastering such a rigorous and critical skill. The students will continue to sharpen their skills as they prepare for the National Scholastic Chess Championship in the coming months.
Coach Louie Bing, Jr.
School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III recognized Coach Louie Bing, Jr.
Coach Louie Bing, Jr., his wife and his supporters
At the April meeting of the Miami-Dade County School Board, District 1 School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III recognized legendary Hall of Fame Coach Louie Bing, Jr. for his many accomplishments and for his lifelong commitment to education, athletics, and his community. Coach Bing was ushered to the podium with a resounding standing ovation from everyone in attendance.
He was joined by his wife Viviloria, and several supporters, all of whom’s life he has greatly impacted. Several supporters shared how his influence and leadership helped to mold them into who they are today. With humility and gratitude Coach Bing accepted his proclamation and offered words of encouragement to everyone in attendance. The love and appreciation for Coach Bing's contributions to this community was felt throughout the auditorium. Dr. Gallon was proud to recognize him and with a small token, showed his appreciation and admiration for the great Coach Louie Bing, Jr.




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