Six Gulliver students traveled to Tampa this weekend for the Florida Music Educators Association’s (FMEA) All-State Music Festival. Once a student is chosen to be a participant at All-States, they become ranked as one of the top musicians in the state. Tobias Shoenwald '24 was one of 20 students - and only five trumpets - selected for the All-State Jazz Band, while Constanza Prato '24 and Kate Brewer '24 represented Gulliver in the All-State Middle School Treble and Mixed Chorus, respectively. In addition, Margaret Miao '22 was chosen to play violin in the All-State Concert Orchestra, Craig Cosentino '21 participated as a tenor in the All-State Men’s Choir, and Julia Izquierdo '20 was selected to the All-State Concert Choir as a soprano. The FMEA All-State Music Festival is the second largest All-State Music Festival in the United States.
U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) has announced Gulliver Prep's Jake Charron ‘21, Joshua Delgado ‘21, Kamal Kay-Ramos ‘21, and Jordan Schmidt ‘21 as winners of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for her Congressional district.
The group's winning app, AED Locator, uses a person's geolocation to find the nearest automated external defibrillator in more than 10,000 locations in Miami-Dade County. A virtual reality component is being developed in order to help people learn the nuances between AED devices. To learn more about AED Locator, click here.
Under the direction of Dean Morell and Jesse de Vera, Prep Computer Science Faculty, Gulliver students have won the last four Challenges for District FL-27. Jake Seymour '20, Sebastian Quintero '20, Ishan Shah '20, Matthew Garcia '20, Ryan Costa '20, and Daniel Fleites-Cruz '20 won last year’s challenge with CR Coding (formerly known as Kickstart); Gaetan Almela '19 and Kristian Zedan '19 took first place with their ChromaTilt app in 2017; and Vicki Rios '17 won in 2016 with Simple Sign.
The Congressional App Challenge is a yearly competition that encourages middle and high school students to learn to code and pursue careers in computer science and STEM fields. This year marks the fifth official Challenge, and most successful to-date, as 304 Members of Congress across 48 states hosted app challenges for their student constituents. A record 10,534 students participated, yielding 2,177 original student-created apps, both of which nearly double last year’s totals.
Challenge winners from across the country will be invited to present their apps to Members of Congress and the tech community at #HouseOfCode, a reception on Capitol Hill to be held in the Spring of 2020. The group will also have an opportunity to participate in workshops and network with STEM advocates who oversee mentor programs with companies such as Apple, Google, Verizon, Amazon Web Services, Capital One, and PayPal.
“This year we had an overwhelming amount of submissions from across South Florida. As a lifelong educator, the ingenuity and hard work of our students is truly inspiring,” said Rep. Shalala. “Thank you to all the dedicated students who entered this year’s competition. I look forward to seeing what great ideas our students have in the years to come.”
Olivia Connor '20 recently traveled to South Bend, Indiana, where she gave an open lecture titled "Storytelling for Justice: Harnessing a Child's Mind Towards Enduring Change" to undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame. Over the last two years, she has authored a series of children's books on equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice, and was invited to Notre Dame after a video of her talking about her books caught the eye of a university professor. Read on to learn more about Olivia's journey, why she chose to write children's books on these particular topics, and how Gulliver helped her along the way.
Our Middle and Upper School mass media programs have been busy on the competition trail this Winter, attending workshops, participating in conventions, and entering contests.
Lower, Middle and Upper School music students have participated in various competitions this Fall, earning several awards and recognitions.
Last week, in an effort spearheaded by Ms. Chiho Cotton, World Languages Faculty, four Gulliver Middle School students and their families hosted Japanese students as part of the "Wings of Youth" program. During the same week, Mr. Patrick Griffin, Prep Social Sciences Faculty, and the Upper School's Social Sciences Department hosted its annual US-Japan Diplomacy project, which simulates negotiations of a treaty between the United States and Japan.
Five Upper School students and Prep Science Faculty Karen Cateriano recently returned from Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, where they spent four days experiencing and learning about the biodiversity of the Costa Rican Rainforest.
On September 22, 2019, Isabel Cuellar '21 published her first novel, Cities of Sand: The Artist and the Crown. Learn more about Isabel and her journey to becoming an author in this student spotlight Q&A.
The Academy swimming teams had a stellar showing at the 2019 South Florida Middle School Conference Championships (SFMSC) on October 17, as both the boys and girls squads came away victorious.
The Academy boys cross country team brought home the program's first South Florida Middle School Conference Championships (SFMSC) on October 17, 2019.
Gulliver’s journalism programs continue to excel year after year, setting -- and raising -- the bar for scholastic journalism.
As Health Information Project (HIP) kicks off its 11th year, Gulliver is set to welcome the program back to the Upper School for the 10th year.
Jake Seymour '20 had a productive and insightful Summer of 2019. He began by actively networking for STEM outreach programs and representing Gulliver's own CR Coding at a Florida Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) meeting to promote CSforALL. He then embarked upon a truly remarkable trip to Asia, starting with backpacking through Japan and an internship with Jin Mao Partners -- an international firm specializing in China’s Belt & Road Initiative in central Shanghai, China.
Due to Hurricane Dorian, our campuses will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 3.
We anticipate to be open for school on Wednesday, September 4; however, this will depend on the storm's impact to our area.
We are monitoring the progress of the storm and will distribute updates as needed, including the status of the school reopening. We ask our families to monitor the media also. The latest updates are also available on the Gulliver Hotline at 1.877.471.1900.
The Summer of 2019 was an exceptional one for dozens of swimmers in Abuja, the Federal Capital City in Nigeria, as they were introduced to a new and exciting sport, water polo.
Lauren Bartel ‘22, a Gulliver lifer and sophomore at the Prep Campus, had an impactful and impressive summer, pursuing three of her academic passions in exciting ways.
Students in the Upper School's Field Studies Signature Academic Program have frequented the Island Dolphin Care (IDC) facilities in Key Largo as part of their marine mammals behavior research.
Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala (FL-27) presented Kyle with a medal at this year's Congressional Student Recognition Awards.
It was a flurry of cardboard, tools, music, and making on the last day of school at the Montgomery Drive Campus as students were challenged to create their own arcade game from provided materials.
The Raiders won four state championships in 2018-19, pushing Gulliver's overall title count to 60.
Gulliver is proud to announce that Lauren Garbett '19 earned an Honorable Mention nod in the business category at The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald Silver Knight Awards.
Gulliver held its annual academic awards ceremonies in May, honoring hundreds of students for their excellence in character, academics and athletic competition.
World Languages Faculty Mrs. Mirta Oramas shares an intercultural exchange between two International Baccalaureate Programme world languages classes.
The Gulliver boys' water polo team captured its fourth state title in program history on Saturday, May 11 defeating reigning state champion Olympia, 16-14.
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